(c.1510 - c. 1575)
Jan Metsys was active/lived in Flemish, Belgium. Jan Metsys is known for Religious, allegorical painting, female nudes.
Biography Jan Metsys
Jan Metsys, or Massys, or Matsys, or Matsijs (c. 1509 - Antwerp - c. 1575 - Antwerp)
He was born into a south Netherlandish family of artists, as the son of painter Quinten/Quintin Metsys. Jan worked in the style of his father, whose studio he may have taken over following his death in 1530. Two years later, though still under the age of majority, Jan was admitted as a master in the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp.
During his first Antwerp period from 1431 to 1543, he is said to have worked closely with his father until his death and may also have completed some of his father's unfinished works. The first dated painting generally attributed to Jan is the St Jerome (1537; Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Mus
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