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Family of Flemish painters active in the 16th and 17th centuries, mainly in Antwerp. The individual contributions of the many artists in the family are often difficult to distinguish, but the two most important members were Frans I (b Herentals, 1542; d Antwerp, 2 Oct. 1616) and particularly his son Frans II (bapt. Antwerp, 6 May 1581; d Antwerp, 6 May 1642). The father mainly painted religious and historical compositions.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)