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 a Man with Carnation c. 1435 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait of a Man with Carnation c. 1435
Portrait of a Young Man (Tymotheos) 1432 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait of a Young Man (Tymotheos) 1432
The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin (detail 1) - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin (detail 1)
Portrait Of Giovanni Arnolfini - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait Of Giovanni Arnolfini
Small Triptych (central panel) c. 1437 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Small Triptych (central panel) c. 1437
Copy drawing of Madonna by the Fountain - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Copy drawing of Madonna by the Fountain
The Ghent Altarpiece Cumaean Sibyl (detail) - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Ghent Altarpiece Cumaean Sibyl (detail)
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (detail) - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (detail)
Ghent altar, the altar of the Mystic Lamb, left wing... - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Ghent altar, the altar of the Mystic Lamb, left wing...
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (detail... - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (detail...
Small Triptych (outer panels) c. 1437 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Small Triptych (outer panels) c. 1437
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (detail... - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (detail...

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