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Pieter Brueghel the Elder

Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c.1520 - 1569) was a Flemish painter, born in Bruegel. He was the father of Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder.

He specialised in landscapes populated by peasants, painted in a simpler style than the Italianate art that prevailed at the time. Nicknamed 'Peasant Brueghel' to distinguish him from other members of the Brueghel dynasty.


See also: Early Renaissance painting

The Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel the Elder