Famous Belgian Artists & Painters

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 1 Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens
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Famous As: Painter & Printmaker
Birthdate: June 28, 1577
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Belgian
Died: May 30, 1640

Peter Paul Rubens is considered the most influential artist of the Flemish Baroque tradition. He lived during the Dutch Golden Age. His style of art emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. He painted altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings and also drew cartoons for the Flemish tapestry workshops. He was a classically educated humanist scholar as well.

 2 Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte
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Birthdate: November 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Belgian
Died: August 15, 1967
Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte is remembered for his art that displayed alternate perceptions of reality. His creations were influenced by elements of pop art and minimalist art. Some of his most notable works were The Empire of Light and Les Amants. The Magritte Museum is dedicated to his work.
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 3 Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 22, 1599
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Belgian
Died: December 9, 1641

Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish Baroque artist who started painting at an early age before going on to become the leading court painter in England. Although he is best remembered for painting the aristocracy, van Dyck also painted biblical and mythological subjects. In 1632, Anthony van Dyck received a knighthood from Charles I.

 4 Roger van der Weyden

Roger van der Weyden
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1400 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: June 18, 1464

 5 Peyo

Peyo
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Famous As: Comics artist, Screenwriter, Cartoonist
Birthdate: June 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Belgian
Died: December 24, 1992

 6 James Ensor

James Ensor
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Belgian
Died: November 19, 1949

 7 Jan Brueghel the Elder

Jan Brueghel the Elder
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1568 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: January 13, 1625
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 8 Pieter Brueghel the Younger

Pieter Brueghel the Younger
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 23, 1564
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Belgian
Died: October 10, 1636

 9 Félicien Rops

Félicien Rops
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Famous As: Painter, Illustrator
Birthdate: July 7, 1833
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Belgian
Died: August 23, 1898

 10 Quentin Massys

Quentin Massys
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 26, 1466
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Belgian
Died: 1530 AD

 11 David Teniers the Younger

David Teniers the Younger
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 15, 1610
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Belgian
Died: April 25, 1690

 12 Pieter Claesz

Pieter Claesz
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1597 AD
Nationality: Belgian, Dutch
Died: January 1, 1661

 13 Hugo van der Goes

Hugo van der Goes
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1440 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: 1482 AD

 14 Jacob Jordaens

Jacob Jordaens
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 19, 1593
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Belgian
Died: October 18, 1678

 15 Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans
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Famous As: painter
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Nationality: Belgian

 16 Clara Peeters

Clara Peeters
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1594 AD
Nationality: Belgian, Spanish, Dutch
Died: 1659 AD

 17 Paul Delvaux

Paul Delvaux
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Belgian
Died: July 20, 1994

 18 Petrus Christus

Petrus Christus
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1410 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: 1475 AD

 19 Francis Alÿs

Francis Alÿs
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Belgian, Mexican

 20 Marcel Broodthaers

Marcel Broodthaers
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Famous As: Poet, Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: January 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Belgian
Died: January 28, 1976

 21 Pierre-Joseph Redouté

Pierre-Joseph Redouté
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 10, 1759
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Belgian
Died: June 19, 1840

 22 André Franquin

André Franquin
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Famous As: Comics artist
Birthdate: January 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Belgian
Died: January 5, 1997

 23 Joachim Patinir

Joachim Patinir
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1480 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: October 5, 1524

 24 Fernand Khnopff

Fernand Khnopff
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, Philosopher, Writer
Birthdate: September 12, 1858
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Belgian
Died: November 12, 1921

 25 Frans Snyders

Frans Snyders
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 11, 1579
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Belgian
Died: August 19, 1657

 26 Adriaen Brouwer

Adriaen Brouwer
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1605 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: 1638 AD

 27 Hugo Claus

Hugo Claus
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 5, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Belgian
Died: March 19, 2008

 28 Théo Van Rysselberghe

Théo Van Rysselberghe
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 23, 1862
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Belgian
Died: December 14, 1926

 29 Karel van Mander

Karel van Mander
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 30, 1548
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Belgian, Dutch
Died: September 2, 1606

 30 Bernard van Orley

Bernard van Orley
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1487 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: January 6, 1541

 31 Frans Floris

Frans Floris
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 17, 1519
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Belgian
Died: October 1, 1570

 32 Guy Peellaert

Guy Peellaert
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Belgian
Died: November 17, 2008

 33 François Duquesnoy

François Duquesnoy
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: January 12, 1597
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Belgian
Died: July 12, 1643

 34 Constantin Meunier

Constantin Meunier
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Belgian
Died: April 4, 1905

 35 Constant Permeke

Constant Permeke
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 31, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Belgian
Died: January 4, 1952

 36 Abraham Janssens

Abraham Janssens
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1567 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: January 25, 1632

 37 Jan Fyt

Jan Fyt
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 15, 1611
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Belgian
Died: September 11, 1661

 38 John Michael Rysbrack

John Michael Rysbrack
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: June 27, 1694
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Belgian
Died: January 8, 1770

 39 Jacques Daret

Jacques Daret
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Famous As: French painter
Birthdate: 1404 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: 1470 AD

 40 Peter Scheemakers

Peter Scheemakers
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: January 16, 1691
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Belgian
Died: September 12, 1781

 41 Adam Frans van der Meulen

Adam Frans van der Meulen
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 11, 1632
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Belgian, French
Died: October 15, 1690

 42 Felix Timmermans

Felix Timmermans
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Famous As: Translator
Birthdate: July 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Belgian
Died: January 24, 1947

 43 Christian Dotremont

Christian Dotremont
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Belgian
Died: August 20, 1979

 44 Gillis van Coninxloo

Gillis van Coninxloo
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 24, 1544
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Belgian
Died: January 4, 1607

 45 David Teniers the Elder

David Teniers the Elder
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1582 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: July 29, 1649

 46 Caspar de Crayer

Caspar de Crayer
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 18, 1582
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Belgian
Died: January 27, 1669

 47 Cornelis Floris de Vriendt

Cornelis Floris de Vriendt
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1514 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: October 20, 1575

 48 Aegidius Sadeler

Aegidius Sadeler
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Famous As: Engraver
Birthdate: 1570 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: 1629 AD

 49 Pedro Campaña

Pedro Campaña
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1503 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: 1586 AD

 50 Wenceslas Cobergher

Wenceslas Cobergher
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1560 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: November 23, 1634