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Huysmans, Cornelis

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00091525
Huysmans, Cornelis

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Flemish School, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1648, in Antwerp; died 1 June 1727, in Mechelen.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

Cornelis Huysmans was the son of the architect Hendrik Huysmans. He studied under Gaspard de Witte in Antwerp and under Jacques d'Arthois in Brussels. Huysmans became the pre-eminent painter of Brabant and the forest of Soignies, which served as the subject of many of his paintings. In 1682, he spent his first period in Mechelen; in 1702, he returned to Antwerp where he became a member of the guild in 1706. By 1716, however, he had returned to Mechelen. Some biographers believe that he also worked in England for a time. One of his most highly regarded works is ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Prints and Printmaking ; Religious Art ; Christian Art ; 18th-Century Art

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