(b Brussels, 1568; d Antwerp, 13 Jan. 1625). Flemish painter and draughtsman, younger son of Pieter Bruegel. From 1590 to 1596 he worked in Italy, then settled in Antwerp, where he spent the rest of his highly successful career. His specialities were still lifes, especially flower paintings, and landscapes, but he worked in an entirely different spirit from his father, depicting brilliantly coloured, lush woodland scenes, often with mythological figures, in the manner of Coninxloo and Bril.
Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)