(b Amsterdam, c. 1500; d Antwerp, c. 1542). South Netherlandish
painter of Dutch birth. He was probably the brother of Pieter
Aertsen and was married to the sister-in-law of Pieter Coecke van
Aelst. He was made a freeman of the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp in
1528 and a citizen of that city in 1536. Lampsonius and van Mander
praised him as a landscape artist. According to Lampsonius, he
‘enjoyed painting landscapes well, instead of painting portraits,
human figures and the Deity badly’. Van Mander described his very
large panels, which sold well in the markets of Brabant and
Flanders, as well as his unusual technique of painting with a light
wash so that the underlying ground colour showed through (apparently
influential on Pieter Bruegel the elder).
Landscape with the Flight into Egypt
Christ and the Two Pilgrims on the Way to Emmaus- 1540
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