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Jacob Jordaens

Flemish, (1593–1678)
Jacob Jordaens was a Baroque Flemish painter best known for his genre scenes, portraits, and history paintings. His work is most similar to that of Peter Paul Rubens, though he was also influenced by the Italian painters Caravaggio, Titian, and Paolo Veronese. Born on May 19, 1593 in Antwerp, Belgium into a wealthy merchant family, he was highly educated in classical studies and went on to study painting under Adam van Noort the Elder, the same teacher of Rubens. Jordaens, Rubens, and Anthony van Dyck are considered the preeminent Baroque painters of their time, though because of his independent wealth, Jordaens was largely indifferent to his success. Today, his works are in the collections of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Louvre Museum in Paris, the National Gallery in London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, among others. Jordaens died on October 18, 1678 in Antwerp, Belgium.

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