Artus Wolffort

Artus Wolffort
Artus Wolfordt by Anthony van Dyck.jpg
'Artus Wolfordt by Anthony van Dyck.
Birth name Artus Wolffort
Born 1581
Antwerp
Died 1641 (aged 59–60)
Antwerp
Nationality Belgium
Field Painting
Movement Baroque
Artus Wolffort, St. Matthew, 1620. Museum of Fine Arts, Besançon

Artus Wolffort (1581–1641), also Wolffaert, was a Flemish Baroque painter from Antwerp.

Biography

He studied first in Dordrecht, where his family had emigrated in 1581, and after his return to Antwerp around 1615 in the studio of Otto van Veen. Many of his paintings demonstrate the influence of Peter Paul Rubens either compositionally or, especially after about 1630, stylistically. He mostly painted religious works, including scenes from the life of Christ and Church fathers. Students included Pieter van Mol and Pieter van Lint.

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