Anton Van Dyck – Biography of Anton Van Dyck

The famous Flemish baroque painter called Anton Van Dick He was born in Antwerp in the year 1599.

Although this man lives a common childhood and adolescence, at the age of ten he decides, with the consent of his parents, to start his pictorial learning.
Choose to continue this artistic training in the Rubens Workshop, where he exchanges techniques and ideas.

From the year 1618 he became an independent teacher and began to collaborate in Rubens’ workshop, but this time officially, although the young artist already had his own style, with an important trace of Venetian art, also influencing him Jordaens, with whom you share a workshop.

After a while, in 1620, Anton He travels to London, and it is there where he obtains a pension that allows him to move to Italy, with the aim of finishing his training.
There he establishes the main guidelines for his portraits, an activity for which he Van dyck is better known, and to put it into operation.

Upon returning to Antwerp, he is appointed Court Painter and began his important career as a portraitist, which alternated with religious commissions inspired by Rubens Y Titian, and after a time the painter already responsible for a great popularity, receives the important offer of Carlos I from England, made by which he moved to London.

There he made a significant number of portraits, which have stood out for their presidency and have come to serve as an influence.

Finally Anton Van Dick died in 1640, coincidentally when he finished with some commissions that Philip IV had done, but when not reaching an agreement, he returns to London, where he dies.

Some of his works:

  • (1618) Crowning with Thorns
  • (1618) Saint Jerome
  • (1620) Mystical wedding of Saint Catherine
  • (1620) Mercy
  • (1620) Capture
  • (1620) Metal Snake
  • (1625) Santa RosalĂ­a
  • (1627) Christ crucified
  • (1627) Hendrick Liberti
  • (1627) Musician
  • (1628) Federico E. de Nassau
  • (1630) Rest on the Flight into Egypt
  • (1630) Martin Ryckaert
  • (1632) Self-portrait with Sir Endymion Porter
  • (1632) Charles I with the Order of the Garter
  • (1633) Self-portrait with a sunflower
  • (1633) Queen Henriette Mary with Jeffrey Hudson
  • (1634) Don Fernando of Austria
  • (1634) Hendrick de Bergh
  • (1635) Charles I hunting
  • (1635) Paulus Pontius
  • (1636) Lady Mary Villiers and Lord Arran
  • (1637) Lady Elizabeth Thimbleby and Dorothy, Duchess of Andover
  • (1639) Maria Ruthven
  • (1640) Princess Mary