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CLEYN, Franz (1582 - 1658), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CLEYN, Franz (1582 - 1658), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

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German, 17th century, male.

Born 1582, in Rostock; died 1658, in London.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. History painting, portraits.

He travelled abroad, spending four years in Rome. He then went to Denmark, where he executed a portrait of Christian IV in 1611; in 1624 he taught painting to Christian Ulrik (Gyldenlove). He then left for England. His major works in Denmark were six decorative paintings

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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