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Abraham Janssens

 (1575 - 1632)
Abraham Janssens was active/lived in Flemish, Belgium.  Abraham Janssens is known for Baroque religious painting.

Biography   Abraham Janssens


Abraham Janssens (or Jansens) van Nuyssen (ca. 1573/1574 - 1632) was a Flemish Baroque painter.

He was born at Antwerp, in a year variously reported between 1567 and 1576. He studied under Jan Snellinck, was a master in 1602, and in 1607 was dean of the master-painters. He died in the city of his birth.

Until the appearance of Rubens he was considered perhaps the best historical painter of his time. The styles of the two artists are not unalike. In correctness of drawing, Janssens excelled his great contemporary; in bold composition and in treatment of the nude he equalled him; but in faculty of color and in general freedom of disposition and touch he fell far short. A master of chiaroscuro, he gratified his taste for str   ...  Displaying 750 of 1177 characters.

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