(1495 - 1550)
Ambrosius Benson was active/lived in Flemish. Ambrosius Benson is known for Religious and portrait painting.
Biography Ambrosius Benson
Ambrosius Benson, probably born Benzone or Bensoni, was born in Lombardy
but resided in Bruges from 1518 to 1550 and trained there under the
painter Gerard David. He was accepted as a “freimeister” by the Bruges
Guild of Saint Luke in 1519. Only his later works are signed, which
probably attests to his growing self-confidence as an artist as opposed
to a mere craftsman.
His motifs also underwent considerable changes
throughout the years: Alongside religious pieces for the church, Benson
later began to carry out numerous commissions for the developing burgher
class. He managed his own workshop in Bruges
and became a respected and wealthy painter. It is assumed that he is
identical with the
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