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BACKEREEL, Gilles (1572 - 1662), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BACKEREEL, Gilles (1572 - 1662), Painter

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Flemish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born probably in 1572, in Antwerp; died before 1662, in Antwerp.

Painter. History painting.

Antwerp School, Flemish School.

After studying in Rome, Gilles Backereel returned to his hometown where he was a master in 1630. In 1651 he had several pupils. At one time there were many paintings by him in the churches of Antwerp. These include: St Francis

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