Rogier Van der Weyden

c. 1399-1464 Flemish-Northern Renaissance

 

Brief Biography-Rogier van der Weyden was born in Tournai, Belgium. In 1427, he was apprenticed to Robert Campin alongside Jacques Daret and was known there as Rogier de la Pasture. His father was Henry de la Pasture, a cutler. Campin was said to be the elusive Master of Flémalle who painted panels in Frankfurt. Rogier became master of the Guild of Saint Luke in 1432. Three years later, he removed to Brussels where he did most of his life's work. His name changed from the French version to Rogier van der Weyden; the city elected him Painter-in-Ordinary to the municipality c. 1436.
Jan van Eyck's influence over Van der Weyden, which is stated by Giorgio Vasari, can be disputed as his master Robert Campin, was seemingly tutored in the same atelier as Van Eyck. In 1449, he went to Italy visiting several cities. Lionel d'Este of Ferrara and the Medici of Florence commissioned many paintings by him.
Van der Weyden was highly successful in Brussels, and beyond, in Beaune, he painted the Last Judgement, which is one of his most noted works. He became a benefactor of the Charterhouses of Scheut and Hérinnes. Two of his sons, Cornelius and Peter, a grandson Goswijn and a great-grandson Rogier, also became painters but not to the same success as Rogier.

 

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Last Judgment
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Saint Colomba
Alterpiece

Saint Colomba Alterpiece


Men

Men


The
Annunciation

Annunciation

Chroniques de
Hainaut

Chroniques de Hainaut

Saven
Sacraments

Seven Sacraments

St Luke Drawing
the Madonna

Saint Luke Drawing the Madonna

Saint Jerome
and the Lion

Saint Jerome and the Lion

A
Lady

Lady

Antoine de
Bourgogne

Antoine de Bourgogne

Charles
the Bold

Charles the Bold

Isabella
of Portugal

Isabella of Portugal

Pierre Bladelin
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Pierre Bladelin Triptych-central-panel


The Braque
Triptych

The Braque Triptych