Pieter Brueghel the Younger

Style: Northern Renaissance

Lived: 1564 - 1638 (16th - 17th century)

Nationality: Belgium

Pieter Brueghel the Younger was born as the son of Pieter Brueghel the Elder in the year 1564. When he was only five years old, his father died. Pieter Brueghel the Younger received his artistic training from Flemish landscape painter Gilles van Coninxloo. Brueghel later married the sister of his master.

Pieter Brueghel the Younger became a master in 1585. He started painting landscapes, religious subjects and fantasy paintings. For this last category he often made use of fire and grotesque figures.

Apart from these own inspired paintings, Pieter Brueghel the Younger also copied the works his father created, thus often leading to confusion which of the two actually painted the painting.

Pieter Brueghel the Younger died in the year 1638.

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