Jan Swart van Groningen

(c. 1500—1560)

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(b Groningen, c.1500; d ?Antwerp, c.1560).

Netherlandish painter and designer (of book illustrations and stained glass). He worked in Antwerp and Gouda, and also travelled to Italy early in his career. His pictures show that he was familiar with the work of Dürer, Holbein, Scorel, and other northern artists who were impressed by Italian Renaissance art, but in spite of this his style has a certain archaic charm. He had a predilection for showing people wearing high hats, turbans, and other odd headgear.

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