Jan Sanders Van Hemessen (c.1500 - c.1556)

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Birthplace: Hemiksem, Antwerp, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
Death: Died in Haarlem, Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands
Managed by: Anne-Marie Healy-Kalishoek (C)
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About Jan Sanders Van Hemessen

Jan Sanders van Hemessen

Jan Sanders van Hemessen is a Netherlandish, Flemish, painter of religious and genre scenes and portraits. Very little is known about him. He was born in Hemiksen, near Antwerp, around 1500. In 1524, he became a master of the Antwerp St. Lukas Guild. About 1550 he moved to Haarlem, where he died c. 1565-1575.

His paintings on popular proverbs and religious parables are fulfilled in a realistic style. Hemessen possessed not only artistic skills but also a keen sense of humour, his paintings look like satire on everyday life. Hemessen is considered one of the founders of Flemish genre painting.

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Jan Sanders Van Hemessen's Timeline

1500
1500
Hemiksem, Antwerp, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
1527
1527
Age 27
1528
1528
Age 28
Antwerpen, Antwerp, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
1555
1555
Age 55
Antwerpen, Antwerp, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
1556
1556
Age 56
Haarlem, Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands
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