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BENSON, Ambrosius (1495 - 1550), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BENSON, Ambrosius (1495 - 1550), Painter

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Flanders from 1518.

Born c. 1495, in Lombardy; died 1550, in Bruges.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Bruges School.

He was active in Bruges from 1518. After being a pupil of Gerard David, to whom he was apprenticed, he entered the Bruges Guild of St Luke in 1519. He was head of the Guild in 1537-39 and 1543-44 and regularly

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