Flemish School, 16th century, male.
Born c. 1500, in Bruges; died 1576.
Painter, illuminator. Religious subjects, portraits.
Claessins was a pupil of Adrian Becaert and became a master painter in Bruges in 1530. From his marriage to Petronilla Roelants he had three sons, Gillis, Pieter II and Anthuensis, all painters. He continued the tradition of Gerardt David, Ambrosius Benson and Jan Provost, painted a ...