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Hans Bol

(1534—1593)


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(1534–93). Flemish painter and draughtsman, principally of landscapes. He was trained in the technique of tempera painting on linen, a speciality of his home town Malines. After a sojourn in Germany, including two years in Heidelberg, he settled in Malines, where he became a master in 1560. In 1572, after the Spaniards occupied the town, he moved to Antwerp and entered the guild there in 1574. War and religious unrest drove him to the Northern Netherlands in 1584, and he finally settled in Amsterdam in 1591. Little of Bol's work in the perishable medium of tempera on linen has survived. He is known for his miniature-like pictures in gouache on paper or parchment and for his drawings, many of which were made into prints.

From The Oxford Companion to Western Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.


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