Jan Van Balen
(1611 - 1654)
Jan Van Balen was active/lived in Belgium. Jan Van Balen is known for painting.
Biography Jan Van Balen
Jan van Balen (July 21, 1611, Antwerp - March 14, 1654)
He was a Flemish Baroque painter, the son of Hendrik van Balen and brother-in-law to Theodoor van Thulden and was instructed by his father. After having made considerable progress in the art, his father sent him to Italy, where he had himself derived such advantage from his studies. He remained some years in Rome, and may have attached himself to the works of Francesco Albani, whose style he imitated. In each of his pictures, the style of his country is discernible; although his coloring and pencil are considered excellent, he was inattentive to the correctness of his outline. He generally painted cabinet pictures, although he sometimes attempted larger works,
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