(b Antwerp, c.1586; d Antwerp, 16 Oct. 1653). Flemish landscape painter, active in Antwerp, where he became a master in the painters' guild in 1604. He is best known for painting landscape backgrounds for other artists, particularly his friend Rubens, but his finest independent work—Winter Landscape with a Hunter (1624, Gemäldegalerie, Dresden)—shows he was an accomplished master in his own right.

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

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