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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The Harvest - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Harvest
The Magpie on the Gallows 1568 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Magpie on the Gallows 1568
Blind Leading the Blind - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Blind Leading the Blind
The Drunkard pushed into the Pigsty - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Drunkard pushed into the Pigsty
Flemish Proverbs - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Flemish Proverbs
Peasant's Head - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Peasant's Head
Preparation of the Flower Beds - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Preparation of the Flower Beds
Winter Landscape with Skaters and a Bird Trap (detail)... - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Winter Landscape with Skaters and a Bird Trap (detail)...
The Beggars 1568 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Beggars 1568
Haymaking - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Haymaking
Tower of Babel - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Tower of Babel
Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap

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