Flemish Artist

Jacob Jordaens | Baroque Era painter

Jacob Jordaens, ( baptized May 20, 1593, Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands [now in Belgium] - died October 18, 1678, Antwerp ), Baroque artist** whose boisterous scenes of peasant life and sensuous allegories made him one of the most important painters of 17th-century Flanders. Jordaens studied, like Peter Paul Rubens**, under the painter Adam van Noort, and he married his master's daughter in 1616, the year after his admission to the guild of painters.

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