Pieter Bruegel The Elder

Dutch 🇳🇱 1525-1530 – 1569

Pieter Bruegel (also Brueghel or Breughel) the Elder, a painter and printmaker, was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting. Known for his landscapes and peasant scenes, he was a pioneer in making both types of subject the focus in large paintings.

Pieter Bruegel was a pioneer of "genre painting" and specialized in genre paintings populated by peasants. Making the life and manners of peasants the focus of his work was rare in painting during in Bruegel's time.