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 Wedding Feast in a Barn - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Wedding Feast in a Barn
The Return of the Fair - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Return of the Fair
Children's Games (detail 7) 1559-60 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Children's Games (detail 7) 1559-60
Calvary - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Calvary
The Painter and the Connoisseur - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Painter and the Connoisseur
Wedding Dance in the Open Air - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Wedding Dance in the Open Air
An Arrangement of Flowers - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
An Arrangement of Flowers
The Adoration of the Magi in the Snow - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Adoration of the Magi in the Snow
The Return of the Herd (or November) - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Return of the Herd (or November)
Peasant Brawl - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Peasant Brawl
The Procession to Calvary [detail] I - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Procession to Calvary [detail] I
Bridal outdoors dance - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Bridal outdoors dance

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