(1568 - 1625)
Jan (the Elder) Brueghel was active/lived in Flemish, Belgium, Netherlands. Jan Brueghel is known for history, still life, allegory and mythology scene painting.
Biography Jan Brueghel
and draughtsman and son of Pieter Bruegel I, Jan Brueghel the Elder is famous for his
small-scale history paintings, some of which were executed on copper,
exquisite flower still-lifes, allegorical and mythological scenes and
various types of landscapes, including imaginary mountain landscapes,
forest interiors, villages and country roads, ports, river views,
seascapes, hunting pieces, battles and scenes of Hell and the
Because of the early death of his father, Jan received his first
training in watercolour painting from his maternal grandmother, Mayken
Verhulst. According to van Mander, Pieter Goetkindt (d 1583) taught Jan
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