Jan van Eyck

1395 - 1441

Jan van Eyck

Jan van Eyck ( van EYEK, Dutch: [ˈjɑn vɑn ˈɛik]; c.  before 1390 – 9 July 1441) was a painter from the County of Loon (present day Belgium) active in Bruges. He is one of the early innovators of what became known as Early Netherlandish painting, and one of the most significant representatives of Early Northern Renaissance art. The surviving records of his early life indicate that he was born around 1380–1390, most likely in Maaseik (then Maaseyck, hence his name), in present-day Belgium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan van Eyck has received more than 1,321,304 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 32nd most popular painter.

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Among painters, Jan van Eyck ranks 32 out of 1,258Before him are Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Eugène Delacroix, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. After him are Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, Amedeo Modigliani, Giotto, Jacques-Louis David, and Joan Miró.

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Among people born in 1395, Jan van Eyck ranks 1After him are Vlad II Dracul, Pisanello, Michelle of Valois, Jacques Cœur, Niccolò de' Conti, George of Trebizond, Tristão Vaz Teixeira, and Gianfrancesco I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua. Among people deceased in 1441, Jan van Eyck ranks 1After him are Blanche I of Navarre, Niccolò III d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara, Margaret of Burgundy, Duchess of Bavaria, and Ashikaga Yoshinori.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jan van Eyck ranks 5 out of 658Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1500), Audrey Hepburn (1929), Charles Martel (688), and Pepin the Short (715). After him are Clovis I (466), René Magritte (1898), Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Gerardus Mercator (1512), Andreas Vesalius (1514), and Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Jan van Eyck ranks 1After him are René Magritte (1898), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Frans Hals (1582), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), James Ensor (1860), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Jacob Jordaens (1593), Quentin Matsys (1466), and Hubert van Eyck (1366).

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