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Jacob Jordaens | Baroque Era painter | Page 2




Jacob (Jacques) Jordaens (19 May 1593 - 18 October 1678) was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and tapestry designer known for his history paintings, genre scenes and portraits.
After Peter Paul Rubens** and Anthony van Dyck, he was the leading Flemish Baroque painter of his day.
Unlike those contemporaries he never travelled abroad to study Italian painting, and his career is marked by an indifference to their intellectual and courtly aspirations.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Jordaens see: