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Jan Porcellis

1583 - 1632

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Jan Porcellis (1580/84 Ghent – 29 January 1632 Zoeterwoude) was a Dutch marine artist in the seventeenth century. His works initiated a "decisive transition from early realism to the tonal phase", fostering a new style and subject in marine painting by focusing on overcast skies and rough waters, a radical break from maritime art's previous focus on the grandeur of ships in historical settings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Porcellis has received more than 29,914 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Jan Porcellis is the 871st most popular painter (up from 897th in 2019), the 308th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 313th in 2019) and the 58th most popular Belgian Painter.

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Among painters, Jan Porcellis ranks 871 out of 1,421Before him are Hans Thoma, Sophie Gengembre Anderson, Li Cheng, André Beauneveu, Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, and Chuck Close. After him are Tarsila do Amaral, Naji al-Ali, Gustave Le Gray, Frans Hogenberg, Giovanni Giacometti, and Antonio Vivarini.

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Among people born in 1583, Jan Porcellis ranks 11Before him are Axel Oxenstierna, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Jacob De la Gardie, Pieter Lastman, Christian II, Elector of Saxony, and Orlando Gibbons. After him are Hayashi Razan, Eleanor of Prussia, Denis Pétau, Iskandar Muda, Joachim Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury. Among people deceased in 1632, Jan Porcellis ranks 18Before him are Infante Carlos of Spain, Margherita Gonzaga, Duchess of Lorraine, Ludovico Ludovisi, Hendrick van Balen the Elder, Ernest Casimir I, Count of Nassau-Dietz, and Anna of Cleves. After him are Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari, Albert Girard, Abraham Janssens, Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, Philippe van Lansberge, and Thomas Dekker.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jan Porcellis ranks 308 out of 1,019Before him are George Sarton (1884), Henry V, Count of Luxembourg (1217), Gustave de Molinari (1819), José van Dam (1940), Gothelo I, Duke of Lorraine (967), and Johnny Galecki (1975). After him are François-Joseph Fétis (1784), Frans Hogenberg (1535), Joseph Cardijn (1882), Violetta Villas (1938), Hendrik Conscience (1812), and Gillis van Coninxloo (1544).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Jan Porcellis ranks 58Before him are Peter Snayers (1592), Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569), Jan Provoost (1465), Sebastiaen Vrancx (1573), Denis Calvaert (1540), and Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts (1630). After him are Frans Hogenberg (1535), Gillis van Coninxloo (1544), Marcel Broodthaers (1924), Adriaen van Utrecht (1599), Paul Bril (1556), and Abraham Brueghel (1631).