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Chen Qingbo  

Chinese, 13th century, male.

Born in Qiantang (Zhejiang).


Song dynasty.

Chen Qingbo was a member of the Hangzhou Painting Academy during the Baoyu period (1253-1258). He was a landscape artist and often depicted scenes of West Lake, Hangzhou.


Chen Yi  

Chinese, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born 1469, in Ningpo (Zhejiang); died 1583.


Chen Yi was a scholar, calligrapher and landscape artist who lived in Nanjing. He was an admirer of Su Dongpo and a friend of Wen Zhengming.


Dameto y Sureda de San Marti, Antonio  

Spanish, 13th century, male.

Active in Palma, Majorca.


This artist was a Corregidor (magistrate) and from an aristocratic family. A pupil of Mezquida, he made his name as a landscape artist. He painted a S Cayetano for the chapel of the Divine Shepherd in the church of the Minim Friars monastery in Palma....


Dossi, Battista  

Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born after 1490, in Ferrara; died c. 1548, in Ferrara.

Painter, decorative artist, caricaturist. Religious subjects, landscapes.

Ferrara School.

Battista Dossi was a landscape artist and caricaturist. He was the pupil of Lorenzo Costa, and worked almost exclusively with his brother Giovanni, although they did not get on. Battista had a difficult temperament and was physically deformed, and only communicated with his brother in writing. According to Barruffaldi, they lived in Rome for six years, then in Venice for five years, where they painted from nature, and had the best teachers....


Fang Congyi  

Chinese, 14th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 14th century.

Born in Guixi (Jiangxi).


Fang Congyi, a Taoist monk at the Shangqing temple in his native province, is known as a landscape artist and for his spontaneous, splashy style and his rapid execution with a loaded brush. He gives a very subtle rendering of misty landscapes. Highly appreciated in his time, his style is reminiscent of that of the great landscape painter Gao Kegong (c....


Precour, Louis  

French, 16th century, male.

Active in Lyons.

Landscape artist.


Villa, Giovanni da  

Italian, 16th century, male.

Born in Brussels; died 1562, near Sabbioneta.

Landscape artist.

Giovanni da Villa was employed by Duke Vespasiano Gonzagua.


Vries, Hans Vredeman or Jan de  

Dutch, 16th century, male.

Born 1526, in Leeuwarden; died between 1606 and 1609, in Antwerp.

Painter, architect, draughtsman, engraver, designer of ornamental architectural features, decorative artist, art restorer. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views, interiors, church interiors, gardens, decorative motifs (grotesques), models (buildings).

Prague School.

Hans Vredeman de Vries was a pupil of Cornelis Floris (Cornelis Cornelis de Vriendt) and studied painting in Amsterdam. He was a great traveller and went to Mechelen, to Antwerp in 1549 and again in 1562 and from 1575 to 1585 and then to Leipzig. In 1586, he went to Frankfurt and then Brunswick, where he was based until 1596. In 1591 he was in Hamburg. Between 1592 and 1595 he worked in Danzig (now Gdansk) where he designed the fortifications and some ornamental motifs and also decorated the town hall and a number of churches. Next he went to Prague (1596-1598), to the court of Rudolph II, and to Amsterdam and The Hague. He had two sons, Salomon and Paul, who worked with him....