Bruegel, pieter the elder

greatest northern European painter in the 16th century

Children's Games (1569)

In which a broad street is packed full of children playing all sorts of games . This is one of bruegel's most famous paintings.


Bruegel only had sixty paintings and forty drawings firmly attributed to him.His initial training was in the workshop of Pieter Coeck van Aelst, whose daughter he later married.

These are some of Bruegel's famous paintings.

bruegel was born in Breda in the dutchy of brabant, now the netherlands

Bruegel was the greatest member of large and important southern Netherlandish family of artist active for four generations in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.