By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Please read our Use of Cookies policy.

Close

(b Tournai, c.1399; d Brussels, 18 June 1464). The outstanding Netherlandish painter of the mid-15th century. He was one of the greatest and most influential European artists of his time, but there is little secure knowledge about his career. None of the surviving paintings associated with him are signed, dated, or verified by indisputable contemporary documentation, but several can be identified from early sources, and the style these show is so distinctive that a coherent oeuvre has been built up around them.

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