(b Antwerp, 18 Oct. 1595; d Antwerp, 4 Nov. 1672). Flemish landscape painter and engraver, active mainly in Antwerp. The long-standing tradition that he worked in Rubens's studio and painted landscape backgrounds for him is now discredited, but he was certainly strongly influenced by the master. His pictures are often large and have something of Rubens's sweep and richness. The figures were often added by other artists.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)