(1618 - 1664)
Michiel Sweerts was active/lived in Flemish. Michiel Sweerts is known for painting.
Biography Michiel Sweerts
Michiel Sweerts was one of the most enigmatic painters of the 17th-century, and
much of his life remains a mystery. A painter and printmaker, and later a
lay missionary, Sweerts was itinerant.
Born in Brussels, where he was
baptized in 1618, he is next recorded in Rome in 1646, aged 28. He may
have visited France and the northern Netherlands en route to
Italy, where he would have seen the works of the Le Nain and Ter Borch.
In Rome, he is recorded on the via Margutta, near Santa Maria del Popolo
- where the confraternity of Dutch and Flemish artists lived - and
working in the Accademia di San Luca.
By the mid-1650s he had returned
to Brussels and spent time in Amsterdam before depar
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