Jan van Eyck or Johannes de Eyck (before c. 1395 - before July 9, 1441) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges and considered one of the best Northern European painters of the 15th century.

There is a common misconception, which dates back to the sixteenth-century Vite of the Tuscan artist and biographer Giorgio Vasari, that Jan van Eyck invented oil painting. It is however true that he achieved, or perfected, new and remarkable effects using this technique.

Jan van Eyck has often been linked as brother to painter and peer Hubert van Eyck, because both have been thought to originate from the same town, Maaseik in Limburg (Belgium). Another brother, Lambert van Eyck is mentioned in Burgundian court documents, and there is a conjecture that he too was a painter, and that he may have overseen the closing of Jan van Eyck's Bruges workshop. Another significant, and rather younger, painter who worked in Southern France, Barthelemy van Eyck, is presumed to be a relation. (From Wikipedia)

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The Ghent Altarpiece- Virgin Mary (detail) 1426-29 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Ghent Altarpiece- Virgin Mary (detail) 1426-29
Small Triptych c. 1437 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Small Triptych c. 1437
Man in a Red Turban - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Man in a Red Turban
St Jerome 1442 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
St Jerome 1442
Madonna with the Child Reading 1433 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Madonna with the Child Reading 1433
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (detail 3) 1436 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (detail 3) 1436
The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin (detail 2) 1435 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin (detail 2) 1435
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele
The Ghent Altarpiece (wings closed) 1432 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Ghent Altarpiece (wings closed) 1432
Stigmatization of St Francis 1428-29 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Stigmatization of St Francis 1428-29
Last Judgment 1420-25 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Last Judgment 1420-25
Portrait of Margareta van Eyck 1439 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait of Margareta van Eyck 1439

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