Jan Van Eyck
The greatest artist of his time.
He and his brother were both made court painters by Philip of Charolais, but after the court broke up, Van Eyck became his own master.
Ven Eyck had an art studio in Brudges, which served as a foundation for the school of Brudges.
Van Eyck finished the "Ghent altarpiece", which his older brother had started.
Impact on today
He's also known as the founder of Flemish painting.
He is referred to in the Treaty of Versailles
He didn't hide people's flaws when he painted them.
The place Van Eyck was buried at was destroyed during the French Revolution.
Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists- Eyck Brothers
Influential Painters & Sculptors of the Renaissance- Jan Van Eyck
International Dictionary of Art and Artists- Jan Van Eyck
Wikipedia- Jan Van Eyck
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