(1586 - 1653)
Jan Wildens was active/lived in Flemish, Belgium, Italy. Jan Wildens is known for landscape, figures in landscape painting.
Biography Jan Wildens
Wildens was born in Antwerp in 1586 and at the age of ten was
apprenticed to Pieter Verhulst (d 1628), none of whose work has
survived. In 1604 he was admitted into the Antwerp Guild of St Luke as a
master. The few works from the period before Wildens left Antwerp for
Italy in 1613 are clearly influenced by Jan Breughel II, Adriaen van
Stalbemt, Josse de Momper and Gillis van Coninxloo, for example the Mountainous Landscape with a Village and a Pond (sold London, Sotheby's, 8 May 1946, lot 81) is similar in composition to de Momper's Mountainous Landscape with a Bay (Detroit, Art Institute of Michigan) while Wildens's River Landscape with a
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