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WITTE, Pieter de (1540 - 1628), Painter, fresco artist, sculptor, architect

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
WITTE, Pieter de (1540 - 1628), Painter, fresco artist, sculptor, architect

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Flemish School, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1540 or 1548, in Bruges; died 1628, in Munich.

Painter, fresco artist, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects. Murals, designs for tapestries.

Nothing is known about Pieter de Witte's first teacher. He went to Italy in about 1559, when still very young, almost certainly with his father, the sculptor Elias Candid. According to tradition, Pieter de

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