Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599 – 1641). Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England, after enjoying great success in Italy and Flanders. He is most famous for his portraits of Charles I of England and his family and court.
- " Born Anthonis van Dyck to a
wealthy cloth merchant in Antwerp in 1599, this red haired boy went on
to become the next big painter in the Western world." http://www.artble.com/artists/anthony_van_dyck