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Jan Bruegel


Jan Brueghel the Younger (September 13, 1601 – September 1, 1678), was a Flemish painter, son of Jan Brueghel the Elder.

He was trained by his father and spent his career producing works in his father's style. He, his brother Ambrosius Brueghel, and other fijnschilders ("fine painters") of the Northern Renaissance produced landscapes, allegorical scenes and other works of meticulous detail. Brueghel also copied works by his father and sold them with his father's signature. His work is distinguishable from that of his parent by being less well executed and lighter.

Jan the Younger was traveling in Italy when his father died of cholera and swiftly returned to take control of the Antwerp studio. He soon established himself and was made dean of the Guild of Saint Luke in 1630. Jan the Younger's best works are his extensive landscapes, either under his own name or made for other artists such as Hendrick van Balen as backgrounds.

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