NamnJacob Jordaens
  • Yrke/TitelKonstnär
  • DateringVerksamhetstid: 1607-1678, Belgien, Antwerpen
    Levnadstid: 1593-1678
Biografi
Relaterade föremål

Jordaens started his artistic training when he was inscribed in the St Luke Guild in Antwerp as a student to his later to be father-in-law Adam van Noort, in 1607. After Jordaens marriage to the eldest daughter of van Noort, Catharina, the bond between the student and his teacher tightened and they worked and lived together for several years. Unlike most of the other prominent artists at the time, Jordaens never made the traditional journey to Italy. This shortcoming, according to his first biographer, Joachim van Sandrart, made him spend a lot of effort to locate the works of Tizian, Caravaggio and others for study purpose or for use in his workshop. Together with Rubens and Van Dyck, Jordaens made the Antwerp school of painting famous in the 17th century, but, although traditionally associated with one another their respective position in society were entirely different.