Hieronymus Bosch

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Full NameHieronymus Bosch
Birth NameJheronimus van Aken
Date of BirthAround 1450
Place of Birth‘s-Hertogenbosch, Duchy of Brabant, Burgundian Netherlands
Date of DeathBuried on August 9, 1516
Place of Death‘s-Hertogenbosch, Duchy of Brabant, Habsburg Netherlands
Known forPainting
Notable Works“The Garden of Earthly Delights”, “The Temptation of St. Anthony”
MovementEarly Netherlandish, Renaissance
Famous Painting“The Garden of Earthly Delights”
StyleFantastic illustrations of religious concepts and narratives; macabre and nightmarish depictions of hell
InfluenceCast a wide influence on northern art of the 16th century; Pieter Bruegel the Elder was his best-known follower
Confidently AttributedApproximately 25 paintings and eight drawings are confidently attributed to him, along with another half-dozen paintings
Early LifeLittle is known about his life or training; he lived in and near ‘s-Hertogenbosch; his family had a background in art

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