Bernard van Orley

1487 - 1541

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Bernard van Orley (between 1487 and 1491 – 6 January 1541), also called Barend or Barent van Orley, Bernaert van Orley or Barend van Brussel, was a versatile Flemish artist and representative of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, who was equally active as a designer of tapestries and, at the end of his life, stained glass. Although he never visited Italy, he belongs to the group of Italianizing Flemish painters called the Romanists, who were influenced by Italian Renaissance painting, in his case especially by Raphael.He was born and died in Brussels and "served as a sort of commissioner of the arts for the Brussels town council". He was the court artist of the Habsburg rulers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard van Orley has received more than 74,344 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Bernard van Orley is the 510th most popular painter (down from 385th in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 135th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Belgian Painter.

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Among painters, Bernard van Orley ranks 510 out of 1,428Before him are Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Jan Matsys, Hannah Höch, Johan Jongkind, Charles Gleyre, and Hugo Simberg. After him are Jacopo de' Barbari, Hubert Robert, Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, and Heinz Linge.

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Among people born in 1487, Bernard van Orley ranks 4Before him are Ismail I, Pope Julius III, and John Zápolya. After him are Pedro de Mendoza, Michael Stifel, Anna of Brandenburg, Petru Rareș, Fray Tomás de Berlanga, Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg, Cristóbal de Olid, and Giovanni da Udine. Among people deceased in 1541, Bernard van Orley ranks 11Before him are Pedro de Alvarado, Gazi Husrev-beg, Francysk Skaryna, Jean Clouet, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, and Henry IV, Duke of Saxony. After him are Andreas Karlstadt, Fernando de Rojas, Juan de Valdés, Thomas Culpeper, and Wolfgang Capito.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Bernard van Orley ranks 183 out of 899Before him are Hugo Claus (1929), Adrien de Gerlache (1866), Abraham Brueghel (1631), Michel Preud'homme (1959), Jan Matsys (1509), and André Franquin (1924). After him are Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759), Rik Van Looy (1933), Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence (1338), Melchior Broederlam (1355), Theodor de Bry (1528), and Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Bernard van Orley ranks 30Before him are Félicien Rops (1833), Fernand Khnopff (1858), Constantin Meunier (1831), Barthélemy d'Eyck (1420), Abraham Brueghel (1631), and Jan Matsys (1509). After him are Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759), Melchior Broederlam (1355), Pierre Alechinsky (1927), Juan de Flandes (1450), Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573), and Roelant Savery (1576).