(b Mons, c.1465; d Bruges, Jan. 1529). Netherlandish painter, active mainly in Bruges, where he settled in 1494. He was perhaps a pupil of Marmion, whose widow he married soon after the master's death in 1489. His style was fairly close to that of Gerard David, then the leading painter in Bruges, but Provost, although clumsier, was more inventive. Dürer was his guest when he visited Bruges in 1521.

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

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