(1586 - c. 1656)
Gysbrecht Leytens was active/lived in Flemish, Belgium. Gysbrecht Leytens is known for Winter landscape painting.
Biography Gysbrecht Leytens
Previously known as the Master of the Winter Landscapes, Gysbrecht Leytens' works has often been misattributed to Joos de Momper, Alexander Keirincx, and Denis van Asloot.
The Flemish painter was baptised in Antwerp on 4th April 1586. He began his apprenticeship with Jacob Vrolijck, before becoming a master in Antwerp in 1611. Married to Maria van Omel, he was a member of the Olijftak between 1615 and 1625, and a captain in Antwerp's Civic Guard between 1624 and 1628; all signs of a comfortable social position. Known for his collaborations with Frans Francken II and Sebastian Vrancx, his pupils included the young Roccotailliato who came from southern Europe to learn the art of Flemish landscape painting.
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