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 Bay of Naples - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Bay of Naples
Adoration of the Magi, detail 3 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Adoration of the Magi, detail 3
Cavalary rising the  mountain - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Cavalary rising the mountain
The Triumph of Death (detail 6) - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Triumph of Death (detail 6)
Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony 1555... - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony 1555...
St James the Greater at Hermogenes 1565 - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
St James the Greater at Hermogenes 1565
The Return of the Herd [detail] (or November) - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Return of the Herd [detail] (or November)
The Beater - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Beater
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)
Peasant Wedding (detail) - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
Peasant Wedding (detail)
The Parable of the Blind Leading the Blind (detail) - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Parable of the Blind Leading the Blind (detail)
The Cripples - Pieter the Elder Bruegel - www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org
The Cripples

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