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Gerard David was born in 1460 in Oudewater, Belgium. A Flemish painter, he was the last great artist of the 15th century in Bruges. He was trained in Haarlem, perhaps with or under Geertgen Tot Sint-Janes. He was a member of the Bruges Guild in 1484.
He was at first an eclectic who borrowed motifs from Jan Van Eyck and Rogier Van Der Weyden. After the death of Hans Memling, he became the official chief painter of Bruges in 1494.. Alth (showing 500 of 1373 characters).