Category:Flemish tapestry artists
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The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Pieter van Aelst III – He was likely born around 1495 in Brussels as the son of Pieter van Edingen van Aelst (also referred to as. His grandfather were both tapestry weavers. Pieter was trained there. He became the purveyor of tapestries to the then ruler of Flanders. This was likely upon the death of Pieter’s grandfather Pieter van Aelst I. In 1509 he was mentioned as a restorer of the collection of tapestries of Margaret of the governor of the Habsburg Netherlands. In 1517 he was paid for tapestries of David and John the Baptist made for the English king Henry VIII. The tapestry, part of a series of tapestries, referred to as the Raphael tapestries helped the van Aelst workshop gain important commissions. In 1520 Pope Leo X commissioned a series of 20 tapestries of Children’s Games and Medici Symbols from van Aelst. The contract required the background of the tapestries to be completely filled with gold. The price of the gold accounted in the total price of 17,600 ducats payable for the series. The Pope himself. In 1548 he was still listed as a tapestry maker for the court of Charles V. These works were made with six other Brussels workshops. Ortiz, A.; Carretero, C.; et al..Pieter van Aelst III – The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, from the Raphael tapestries
2. Albert Auwercx – Albert Auwercx was a Brussels tapestry-maker who played an important part in the tapestry industry of that city. His partner was his brother Nicolas Albert Auwercx was born around 1629 to Marcus and Clara Canart. Auwercx was granted exemption from taxation by the city of Brussels in 1671. Through the choice of godparents for their births he formed alliances with the other important tapissiers. After 1679 he served several terms as dean of the guild. Auwercx was buried in the church of Our Lady of the Chapel on 31 August 1709. His workshop continued to be maintained by his Philippe.Albert Auwercx – Cyrus Defeats Spargapises from The Story of Cyrus, c. 1670. Tapestry, workshop of Albert Auwercx.
3. Pieter Coecke van Aelst – Pieter Coecke van Aelst or Pieter Coecke van Aelst the Elder was a Flemish painter, sculptor, architect, author and designer of woodcuts, stained glass and tapestries. His principal subjects were Christian religious themes. He was appointed painter to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Coecke van Aelst was a polyglot. He published translations of modern architectural treatises into Flemish, French and German. These publications played a crucial role in spreading Renaissance ideas to the Low Countries. They contributed from the Gothic style then prevalent towards a modern ` antique-oriented' architecture. Pieter Coecke van Aelst was the son of the Deputy Mayor of Aalst. There are stylistic similarities between the styles of the two artists. According to Karel van Mander Pieter Coecke van Aelst later studied in Italy where in Rome he made drawings of sculpture and architecture. Although there is no firm evidence that Coecke van Aelst travelled to Italy, stylistic evidence supports the notion that he travelled to Italy. But Coecke van Aelst clearly also knew Raphael’s Triumph of Galatea fresco, which he could only have seen in Italy. Pieter Coecke van Aelst married twice. He married his first wife Anna van Dornicke in 1525 shortly after his move to Antwerp. Anna was the daughter of the Antwerp painter Jan Mertens van Dornicke, one of the most successful painters working in Antwerp.Pieter Coecke van Aelst – Portrait of van Aelst by Hieronymus Wierix
4. Michiel Coxie – Coxie was born in the Duchy of Brabant. Returning to the Netherlands, Coxie greatly extended his practice in this branch of art. But his productions were till lately concealed under an interlaced monogram M.C.O.K.X.I.N. In 1539, Coxie returned to Mechelen, where he matriculated and painted the wings of an altarpiece for the chapel of the guild of St Luke. At that time, Coxie also designed tapestries for the Brussels looms. Many of the'Jagiellonian tapestries' were sold to Sigismund II Augustus for his castle on the Wawel. His style is a unique synthesis of the artistic traditions. Influenced by Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Raphaël, he never forgot his Flemish training and background. He was known as the'Flemish Raphael'. He died after falling from a flight of stairs. After his death, he still influenced the painters of the first half of the seventeenth century, but he was forgotten afterwards. M - Museum Leuven presented in 2013 the first monographic exhibition on Michiel Coxie. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: ed.. "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica.Michiel Coxie – Original Sin Oil on panel, 237 x 87,5 cm
5. Lodewijk de Vadder – Lodewijk de Vadder was a Flemish Baroque landscape painter, draughtsman, engraver and tapestry designer. He came from a family of painters: his father and brothers were painters. Philippe de Vadder was likely his teacher. He became a master of the Brussels Guild of St. Luke in 1628. In 1644 he obtained from the Brussels city authorities a privilege to make tapestry cartoons. He made cartoons principally for the Brussels weaving workshops of Boudewijn van Beveren. His pupils were Ignatius van der Stock and possibly also Lucas Achtschellinck. It was originally believed that he only produced small-scale works marked with the monogram LDV. It has been demonstrated that he was responsible for a number of large-scale works that were formerly attributed to his contemporary Jacques d'Arthois. Like Arthois, de Vadder painted the landscapes with woods and rural areas with a preference for sunken paths. De Vadder's style is freer in composition and, with intense colours, reminiscent of Rubens' style. De Vadder, Arthois are usually referred to collectively as "The Sonian Forest Painters". He also drew cartoons in Brussels. Some of his drawings were engraved and printed. Media related to Lodewijk de Vadder at Wikimedia CommonsLodewijk de Vadder – The Sonian Forest with peasants.
6. Abraham Genoels – Abraham Genoels II or Abraham Genouil was a Flemish Baroque painter, draughtsman and engraver now mainly known for his landscape drawings and etchings. He had an international career that saw him work in Paris, Rome and Antwerp. In his compilation of artist biographies called the Schouwburg, the early Dutch biographer Arnold Houbraken devoted a lengthy entry of 10 pages to Genoels. In 1659 he travelled with Georg Remees to Amsterdam in order to go to Paris. While waiting to Paris, he made a tour of all the kunst kabinetten, or art cabinets. Upon arrival in Paris, he lived at the home of his cousin Laurentius Francken, where he met Francisque Millet. Genoels taught him perspective. Genoels soon received a commission for tapestry designs from Gi. de la Noire Tapissier. He was admitted to the Académie Royale in Paris in 1665 by Charles le Brun. The engraver Gérard Audran helped him learn engraving while they were both working for Le Brun. He was accompanied on this journey as far as Amiens by the Flemish painters Adriaen Frans Boudewyns. His desire to visit Rome was fulfilled in 1674 when he had earned enough money to finance this undertaking in a comfortable way. He set off with a group led by Marselis Liberechts, who had already been back. The other members of the group included Pieter Verbrugghen II, a Canon of Liège. Further Albert Clouwet, Abraham van den Heuvel, Soldanio.Abraham Genoels – Landscape with Diana hunting
8. Jacob Jordaens – Jacob Jordaens was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and tapestry designer known for his history paintings, genre scenes and portraits. After Anthony van Dyck, he was the leading Flemish Baroque painter of his day. His career is marked by an indifference to their intellectual and courtly aspirations. Except for a few short trips to locations in the Low Countries, he remained in Antwerp his entire life. As as being a successful painter, he was a prominent designer of tapestries. Jordaens' artistic influences, besides Rubens and the Brueghel family, were northern Italian painters such as Jacopo Bassano, Paolo Veronese, Caravaggio. Little is known about Jordaens' early education. It can be assumed that he received the advantages of the education usually provided for children of his social class. This assumption is supported in his knowledge of mythology. Like Rubens, he studied under Adam van Noort, his only teacher. During this time Jordaens became very close to the rest of the family. After eight years of training with Van Noort, he enrolled as a "waterschilder", or watercolor artist. This medium was often used for preparing tapestry cartoons in the seventeenth century. Although examples of his earliest watercolour works are no longer extant. In 1618, Jordaens bought a house in Hoogstraat.Jacob Jordaens – Self-Portrait with Parents, Brothers, and Sisters (c. 1615). Oil on canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
9. Hans Knieper – Hans Knieper was a Flemish painter and draughtsman. Knieper ran a tapestry weaving shop in Denmark. Very little is known about training in Flanders. Knieper was likely born in Antwerp, as he was referred to in his initial contract with the Danish king. The B mark was a famous mark of a Brussels weaving workshop. The only work attributed in his home country is a watercolour of an allegorical figure now in Gaasbeek in Belgium. Rather than decorating the castle by importing finished art works, Frederick decided to invite artists to produce their work in situ. He arrived in the company of the Flemish master weaver Anthonius de Goech. Anthonius de Goech died within three months of his arrival. He was then given the post of director of the weaving workshop. Knieper travelled forth between Denmark and Flanders to import further materials and skilled workers. Knieper executed many works for the king. Knieper probably appointed another weaver to manage the actual weaving work in the shop. Knieper delivered in the same year a further five tapestries of two more Daniels. It has been speculated that between 1581 the weaving activities ceased.Hans Knieper – Throne Baldaquin
10. Godfried Maes – Godfried Maes was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and designer of tapestries. He was active as a painter of allegorical scenes. He was a prolific draughtsman who made designs for tapestry workshops, house decorations. His patrons included leading personalities in the Southern Netherlands. Godfried Maes was born in Antwerp where he trained with the history painter Pieter van Lint. He married Josina Baeckelandt in 1675. The couple did not have any children. He became dean of the Guild in 1682. Godfried Maes was active in Antwerp in the period 1664-1700. His work was well received throughout the Southern Netherlands. He completed commissions in Antwerp, Brussels and Liège. The design represented the figures of Peace and Freedom accompanied by Clio. He was the teacher of Willem Ignatius Kerricx, Matheus Neckens, Anthonie du Pré, Dominicus Smout, Gerard Thomas. He died on 30 May 1700 as is testified by the inscription on his grave in the St James Church in Antwerp. Godfried Maes painted religious, allegorical themes on a grand scale.Godfried Maes – Holy Family
11. Bernard van Orley – This too may well have been learned from Raphael, whose workshop in Rome was unprecedentedly large. Accordingly, his surviving works vary considerably in quality. There are many drawings, mostly studies for designs for stained glass. His paintings are generally either religious portraits, these mostly of Habsburgs repeated in several versions by the workshop, with few mythological subjects. But his tapestries were more varied, reflecting the normal range from biblical cycles to allegories, battle and hunting scenes. Several of Bernard's descendents were artists; a number were active in the 18th century. His family came originally from Luxembourg, d'Orley. His brother Everard were both born in Brussels. The painted wing panels of the sculpted Saluzzo retable are attributed to Valentin van Orley, describing the Life of St. Joseph. These wing panels already show some characteristic of the Renaissance style. The panels of the Life of St. Roch in the Saint James' Church, Antwerp have been ascribed to Everard van Orley. In 1512 Bernard van Orley married Agnes Seghers; in 1539, shortly after Agnes' death, he married Catherina Hellinckx. He had nine children. His four boys also became painters. At that time, there were only a few painters such as Van Laethem and painters from the Coninxloo family.Bernard van Orley – Possible portrait of Bernard van Orley by Albrecht Dürer.
12. Pannemaeker – The family of de Pannemaeker or de Pannemaker were tapestry weavers from the Southern Netherlands, more or less equivalent to modern-day Belgium. In 1520, Pieter de Pannemaeker commissioned the artist Bernard van Orley to make tapestry cartoons for his workshop. A surviving fragment depicts the Allegory of the Four Winds. From cartoons by Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, Willem produced the twelve-piece Conquest of Tunis for a landmark work created from 1546 to 1554. Among his patrons were the 3rd Duke of Alba. His wealth enabled him to purchase the van Aelst property in 1560. Erasmus de Pannemaker operated two looms in Brussels. His mark can be found on the massive History of Rome. His brother Francois, who died in Lille in 1700, produced six panels for an Antwerp dealer in 1669. His son Andre are recorded as weavers at Tournai, also working for Gobelins tapestries in Paris before settling in Lille. He received the Croix de Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole from the French government in 1886 to botanical science and horticulture. Images of The Last Supper Studies in Western TapestryPannemaeker – Part of tapestry Conquest of Tunis 1535 by Willem de Pannemaeker
13. Willem de Pannemaker – Willem de Pannemaker, was a Flemish tapestry designer. He was possibly the son of Peter de Pannemaker I, whose workshop in Brussels he continued. He is known for works by Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen. He died in Brussels. Generalitat de Catalunya has Ortiz, A.; Carretero, C.; et al.. Resplendence of the Spanish monarchy: Renaissance tapestries and armor from the Patrimonio Nacional. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.Willem de Pannemaker – St. John the Evangelist and Woman of the Apocalypse
14. Peter Paul Rubens – Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter. Rubens was a prolific artist. The catalogue of his works by Michael Jaffé lists 1,403 pieces, excluding numerous copies made in his workshop. His commissioned works were mostly "history paintings", which included religious and mythological subjects, hunt scenes. Rubens in later life painted several landscapes. He designed prints, well as his own house. He also oversaw the ephemeral decorations of the royal entry into Antwerp by the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand in 1635. His drawings are mostly extremely forceful but not overly detailed. He also made great use of oil sketches as preparatory studies. For altarpieces he sometimes painted on slate to reduce reflection problems. He was born to Maria Pypelincks. Following Jan Rubens' imprisonment for the affair, Peter Paul Rubens was born in 1577. The family returned to Cologne the next year. In 1589, two years after his father's death, Rubens moved with his mother Maria Pypelincks to Antwerp, where he was raised as a Catholic. Religion figured prominently in much of his work and Rubens later became one of the leading voices of the Catholic Counter-Reformation style of painting.Peter Paul Rubens – Self-portrait, 1623, Royal Collection
15. Pieter Spierinckx – Pieter Spierincks or Pieter Nicolaes Spierinckx was a Flemish painter and designer of tapestries. He was an important representative of the Italianizing movement in Flemish painting. He worked for prominent patrons including the kings of France and Spain. Very little is known about the training of Pieter Spierincks. He became a master in 1655. He was active in Antwerp in the period 1655-1660. Later he was in Italy, Lyon and Paris. In Paris he worked for the French king Louis XIV of France for whom he painted landscapes. He was back in 1666. He was married to the daughter of the prominent engraver Gerard de Jode. He likely died in Antwerp although it is possible that he died to England. He was the teacher of Jean Carel van de Bruynel. Pieter Spierincks is known for the designs he made for the tapestry workshops in Brussels and Oudenaarde. The landscapes he painted for the French king are said to show the influence of Salvator Rosa. His landscapes were also influenced by Paul Bril.Pieter Spierinckx – Landscape with tavern and Roman aqueduct
16. Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen – Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, or Jan Mayo, or Barbalonga was a Dutch Northern Renaissance painter. Based on his will, rediscovered in 1998, Vermeyen was born in Beverwijk in 1504. According to Karel van Mander he was honored for his career in the service of Charles V. He was a friend of Jan van Scorel and his portrait was engraved by Jan Wierix for Dominicus Lampsonius. Vermeyen was a designer, probably a pupil of Jan Gossaert. About 1525 he became painter at Mechelen. Between 1530 and 1535 he was active in Augsburg and Innsbruck. In 1535 he accompanied the Emperor Charles V, the nephew of the Archduchess, at the Conquest of Tunis. He worked in Spain in 1536, after which he moved to Brussels, where he stayed until his death. He "designed a set of twelve tapestries commemorating scenes from the campaign that would travel with Charles wherever he went, to bear witness to this triumph." This journey supplied him including tapestries designed for Charles V's sister Regent of Hungary, Mary of Hungary. He died in Brussels. Many portraits are ascribed according to modern scholars. He was followed by Willem de Pannemaker and Jan van Hemessen. Jan Cornelisz.Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen – Jan Vermeyen by Jan Wierix.
17. Jan Wildens – Jan Wildens was a Flemish painter and draughtsman specializing in landscapes. His Realist landscapes have a serene character. He was other leading Flemish Baroque painters of his generation for whose compositions he painted the landscapes. Jan Wildens was born as the son of Hendrick Wildens and Magdalena van Vosbergen. In 1596 Jan Wildens was registered as an apprentice of Pieter van der Hulst, a minor painter from Mechelen. Wildens became a master of the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1604. He took Abraham Leerse on as an apprentice in 1610. From this period date a series of 12 drawings of the months, which were engraved and published in print form. Wildens travelled to Italy where he stayed until 1616. Around 1615-1616 he created a series of 12 landscape paintings representing the 12 months of the year, roughly similar to his early drawings. Upon returning to Antwerp, he became a close friend of Peter Paul Rubens. Wildens was responsible for the landscapes in the cartoons on Publius Decius Mus. The two artists continued to collaborate on many works. Wildens also became a frequent collaborator of leading Antwerp painters. In 1619 Wildens married Maria Stappaert with Rubens acting as a witness at the wedding.Jan Wildens – Jan Wildens, Winter Landscape with Hunter, 1624. Gemäldegalerie, Dresden.