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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born 1587, in Antwerp; died 30 October 1661.

Painter, painter (glass/ceramics), engraver. Animals, flowers, fruit, still-lifes.

Alexander Adriaenssen was a pupil of A. van Laeck and a member of the Antwerp guild in 1610. He was a fine painter of flowers, birds and fish and also painted on glass and pottery, excelling at producing silver tones. A copperplate engraving by him of A. van der Does, after van Dyck, is extant....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Urbino.

Painter, sculptor, potter.

Amantini studied in his native Urbino with Varsajo Bartoccini and subsequently lived in the home of Frederigo Gioja in San Sepolcro. In 1642, his brothers prevailed upon him to give up painting and open a pottery in Urbino. After the death of his father that same year, he gave up pottery to concentrate exclusively on painting. In ...

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(b Sigüenza, Spain, 1649; d ?Lisbon, c. 1703).

Portuguese painter of Spanish origin. He arrived in Lisbon in 1669 and began his career as a decorative painter in the workshop milieu of the city. In the same year he married Agostina das Neves, the sister-in-law of the painter Marcos da Cruz. In 1681–2 he painted and gilded the ceiling of the choir and crossing in S Luís dos Franceses, Lisbon (destr. 1755). Documents show that from 1690 he confined himself to the painting of azulejos (glazed tiles). He contributed to the development of a monumental conception of figured panels and to the use of cobalt blue as the characteristic colour for Portuguese tiles. He developed the use of azulejos to form a unified pictorial design and created a repertory of decorative elements such as friezes of vases, flowers, single motif tiles and patterns. His important works include panels with scenes from the Life of St John the Baptist...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Painter, potter.

Lived in Urbania and was Tommaso Amantini's best pupil. He turned to painting when the public at large began to show a declining interest in ceramics. Some of his work is today on view in Ferro and Cagli.

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Painter. Still-lifes.

Artus Claessens, active in Antwerp 1625-1644, does not seem to be the same man as the Artus Clayssens of Ghent.

London, 21 April 1993: Large Still-life with a Lobster, other Food and Various Dishes on a Table (...

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Painter.

Jan Claessens was working in Jan van Hoebracken's studio in Antwerp in 1643, a date which makes it impossible to identify him with Jan Clayssens of Ghent. He may be the man mentioned as a master painter of Antwerp in ...

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Painter.

Pieter Claessens, admitted as master in Antwerp in 1620; see Pieter Clayssens I.

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Active in Ghent during the second half of the 17th century.

Painter.

Adriaen Clayssens was a son of Lowys Clayssens.

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Painter.

Artus Clayssens lived in Ghent and so can probably not be identified with the Artus Claessens of Antwerp.

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Active in Ghent.

Painter.

Felix was a son of Artus Clayssens.