Pieter the Elder Bruegel
Portrait

Pieter the Elder Bruegel (c. 1525 - September 9, 1569) was a Netherlandish Renaissance painter and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (Genre Painting). He is nicknamed 'Peasant Bruegel' to distinguish him from other members of the Brueghel dynasty, but is also the one generally meant when the context does not make clear which "Bruegel" is being referred to. From 1559 he dropped the 'h' from his name and started signing his paintings as Bruegel.

There are records that he was born in Breda, Netherlands, but it is uncertain whether the Dutch town of Breda or the Belgian town of Bree, called Breda in Latin, is meant. He was an apprentice of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, whose daughter Mayken he later married. He spent some time in France and Italy, and then went to Antwerp, where in 1551 he was accepted as a master in the painter's guild. He traveled to Italy soon after, and then returned to Antwerp before settling in Brussels permanently 10 years later. (From Wikipedia)


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Landscape with the Fall of Icarus c. 1558 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus c. 1558
Hay-Harvest - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Hay-Harvest
The Census at Bethlehem - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Census at Bethlehem
The Slaughter of the Innocents 1565-66 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Slaughter of the Innocents 1565-66
Children's Games 1559-60 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Children's Games 1559-60
The Temptation of Saint Anthony 1555-58 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Temptation of Saint Anthony 1555-58
The Numbering at Bethlehem 1566 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Numbering at Bethlehem 1566
Landscape with the Flight into Egypt 1563 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Landscape with the Flight into Egypt 1563
Portrait of an Old Woman 1563 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Portrait of an Old Woman 1563
The Triumph of Death c. 1562 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Triumph of Death c. 1562
The Peasant Dance 1568 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Peasant Dance 1568
The Corn Harvest 1565 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Corn Harvest 1565

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