Pieter the Elder Bruegel
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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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A Landscape With Saint John The Baptist Preaching - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
A Landscape With Saint John The Baptist Preaching
The Massacre of the Innocents - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Massacre of the Innocents
Christ Carrying the Cross 1564 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Christ Carrying the Cross 1564
The Adoration of the Kings in the Snow 1567 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Adoration of the Kings in the Snow 1567
The Fall of the Rebel Angels 1562 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Fall of the Rebel Angels 1562
Big Fishes Eat Little Fishes - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Big Fishes Eat Little Fishes
Sea storm - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Sea storm
The Peasant Wedding 2 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Peasant Wedding 2
Misanthrope - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Misanthrope
The Wedding Procession - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Wedding Procession
The Adoration of the Magi - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Adoration of the Magi
The Little Tower of Babel c. 1563 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Little Tower of Babel c. 1563

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