Hams Memling was most probably a pupil of Rogier van der Weyden. He spent the greater part of his life in Bruges. Since he was, in 1465, one of the greatest tax-payers of the city, we can assume that he was extremely rich. Memling is considered an example of the most important Flemish painters. His paintings often have a more static character than those of his contemporaries. His work was known as far as Italy.
Seligenstadt circa 1435 - Brugge 1494