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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Dulle Griet (detail 2) c. 1562 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Dulle Griet (detail 2) c. 1562
The Egg Dance - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Egg Dance
The Conversion of Saul 1567 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Conversion of Saul 1567
The Tower of Babel 1563 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Tower of Babel 1563
Gloomy Day 1565 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Gloomy Day 1565
The Dance around the May Pole - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Dance around the May Pole
The Seven Acts of Charity - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Seven Acts of Charity
Peasant Dance - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Peasant Dance
The Harvesters - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Harvesters
Village Landscape with Ammaus Pilgrims - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Village Landscape with Ammaus Pilgrims
Dulle Griet (Mad Meg) c. 1562 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Dulle Griet (Mad Meg) c. 1562
The Ass in the School 1556 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Ass in the School 1556

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