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(b ?Cleves, c.1480/90; d Antwerp, c.1540/1). Netherlandish painter, presumably from Cleves in the lower Rhine region, active mainly in Antwerp, where he became a member of the painters' guild in 1511. He seems to have become one of the city's leading painters, but his eclectic style and the lack of documented works mean that his career is ill-defined. There is a flavour of Leonardo in some of his paintings, and he may have visited Italy.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)