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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Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (detail... - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (detail...
Portrait of Christ 1440 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait of Christ 1440
Portrait of Baudouin de Lannoy c. 1435 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait of Baudouin de Lannoy c. 1435
Belles Heures de Notre-Dame (Turin-Mailänder Gebetbuch)... - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Belles Heures de Notre-Dame (Turin-Mailänder Gebetbuch)...
The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin (detail 1) 1435 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin (detail 1) 1435
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (detail... - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (detail...
The Ghent Altarpiece Angel Of The Annunciation - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Ghent Altarpiece Angel Of The Annunciation
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (detail 2) 1436 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (detail 2) 1436
Madonna and Child at the Fountain 1439 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Madonna and Child at the Fountain 1439
The Annunciation (detail) c. 1435 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Annunciation (detail) c. 1435
Portrait of a Goldsmith (Man with Ring) - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait of a Goldsmith (Man with Ring)
Portrait of Cardinal Niccolo Albergati 1431-32 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait of Cardinal Niccolo Albergati 1431-32

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