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BACKER, Jacob de (1560 - 1590), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BACKER, Jacob de (1560 - 1590), Painter

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Flemish, 16th century, male.

Born 1560, in Antwerp; died probably c. 1590 or 1591.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects.

Antwerp School, Flemish School.

Jacob de Backer first studied with the painter A. van Palerme and was known at this period as Jacob van Palermo. Later, probably after 1577, he went to work in the studio of Hendrick van Steenwyck the Elder. One of his works was

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