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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Annunciation angel, detail - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Annunciation angel, 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)...
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (detail) 2 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (detail) 2
Christ - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Christ
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (detail 1) 1436 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (detail 1) 1436
Annunciation 2 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
Annunciation 2
The Ghent Altarpiece- Singing Angels (detail 2) 1427... - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Ghent Altarpiece- Singing Angels (detail 2) 1427...
The Ghent Altarpiece - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Ghent Altarpiece
The Ghent Altarpiece God Almighty (detail) - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Ghent Altarpiece God Almighty (detail)
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (details 2) 1436 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Madonna with Canon van der Paele (details 2) 1436
The Ghent Altarpiece- Angels Playing Music (detail... - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Ghent Altarpiece- Angels Playing Music (detail...
The Ghent Altarpiece- The Donor (detail) 1432 - Jan Van Eyck - www.jan-van-eyck.org
The Ghent Altarpiece- The Donor (detail) 1432

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