Anthony Van Dyck
(1599 - 1641)
Anthony Van Dyck was active/lived in Belgium, England. Anthony Van Dyck is known for court portrait and religious painting, etching.
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A portrait and religious-subject painter and etcher from Belgium who
spent much of his career in England, Anthony Van Dyck was born in
Antwerp. His talent was recognized early, as he signed his first
portrait in 1616 when he was seventeen years old. He became the
favorite student and studio assistant to Peter Paul Rubens, and learned
to imitate his style to the point that there was confusion as to which
man painted some of the portraits.
When he was twenty-one, in 1620, Van Dyck first went to England to do
court portraits, but was there for a short time because he never got
the introduction he sought from King James I. So he spent
most of the next seven years in Genoa, where he did religious subje
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