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Anthonie van Dijck

Antwerpen 1599 - Londen 1641

Anthonie van Dijck, also called Antoon, worked in Antwerp and London. As a teenager, he worked as assistant to the painter Peter Paul Rubens. In 1620, when he was 20, he travelled to England and Italy. When he returned to Antwerp, he ran a successful studio. In 1632 he left for England, where he worked for Charles I. He was dubbed knight and became famous as a portrait artist. He returned to Antwerp on several occasions and died in 1641 in England.

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