Antony Van Dyck was a Flemish painter born on March 22, 1599, in Antwerp, present-day Belgium. Anthony was the seventh child of a silk merchant and an art apprentice at 10. Van Dyck’s remarkable career kicked off when he established his studio in his teen years before he became a master.
Van Dyck was recognized as a master by the Antwerp guild in February 1618. Anthony had an eventful career; he traveled and worked in London in 1621 and then moved to Genoa, Italy, in 1627. The artist completed an etching series titled Iconography in the 1620s. Anthony spent the latter part of his career as a court portraitist; he painted for the Habsburg Governor of the Flanders in 1630, archduchess Isabella. In 1632, he returned to London to work in the court of King Charles I.
Anthony Van Dyck tutored under Paul Reubens, a revered artist in his days, and was deemed a worthy colleague over time. Van Dyck worked on commissions, creating altarpieces and portraits for notable members of society. Anthony Van Dyck died of a long-time illness on December 9, 1641.
What was Anthony Van Dyck Known For?
Anthony Van Dyck was known for his portraits of the European elite. Van Dyck’s work changed the tone of royal portraits and inspired royal court artists for years to come. Anthony was also a fine etcher and a notable draughtsman, standing in for his family in a lawsuit at 18.
Who was Anthony Van Dyck Influenced By?
Anthony Van Dyck was influenced by Peter Paul Rubens, his master, and mentor. Other influences on Van Dyck are; Titan, a Venetian pioneer artist, and Hendrick van Balen, whom Anthony trained under in his earlier years.
What Art Movement was Anthony Van Dyck Associated With?
Anthony Van Dyck was associated with the Flemish Art Movement, which was prominent in the 17th-century Baroque period. Anthony’s works have also been related to the Stuart art style, an umbrella term for British art produced during the reign of the Stuart house.
Anthony Van Dyck’s Artwork
Below are some of Anthony Van Dyck’s artwork.
Charles I; King of England on a hunt
Charles I of England and Henrietta of France
Crown of thorns
Equestrian portrait of Charles I, king of England
Head of a robber
Nicolaes van der Borght, merchant of Antwep
Philadephia and Elizabeth Warthon
Saint John the baptist in the wilderness
St Martin dividing his cloak
Susanna and the elders
The penitent apostle
The vision of St Anthony
The wife and daughter of Colyn de Nole
Titian’s self-portrait with a young woman
William II, Prince of Orange, and Princess Henrietta Mary Stuart, daughter of Charles I of England
All Anthony Van Dyck Artwork on Artchive
|Charles I of England||c.1635||Oil on Canvas|
|Frans Snyders||c.1620||Oil on Canvas|
|Margareta Snyders||c.1620||Oil on Canvas|