biography of Peter Paul RUBENS (1577-1640)

Personal data


Birth : 06/28/1577 - Siegen, Germany
Death : 05/30/1640 - Antwerp, Belgium
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Flanders

Representatives

Spanierman Gallery – 45 East 58th Street – New York NY, United States


Education

1591 – 1593 :
Has frequented the studio of Tobias VERHAECHT [ 1561-1631 ]
1593 – 1596 :
Has frequented the studio of Adam VAN NOORT [ 1562-1641 ]
1596 – 1598 :
Has frequented the studio of Otto VAN VEEN [ 1556-1629 ]

Professional data


Work and Life

1630:Married the 16-year-old Helene FOURMENT, who sat for many portraits and other works.
1626:Isabella BRANT died.
1623 – 1631:Travelled frequently on diplomatic missions, visiting London, UK and Madrid, Spain.
1609:Married Isabella BRANT in Antwerp, Belgium.
1600 – 1608:Went to Italy.
1598:At the age of 21, he was accorded the rank of master painter of the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke.

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Oil/canvas - Oil/panel
Print-Multiple :
Drawing-Watercolor : Ink - Pencil

Subject

allegory
history
mythology
landscape
portrait
religion
genre scene

Artistic periods

1626-1640 : Painter and Diplomat.
1609-1628 : The Master.
1600-1608 : The Italian Period.

Movements and styles

Baroque
17th century
17th century Flemish School
17th century Northern School

Works

The Holy Family with St. Anne
Date of creation : 1635
Medium : Oil/canvas
Subject : religion
Size : 175 x 142 cm
 
A Forest at Dawn with a Deer Hunt
Date of creation : 1635
Medium : Oil/panel
Subject : landscape
Size : 62 x 90 cm
 
The Fur
Date of creation : 1635
Medium : Oil/panel
Technical data : model is Hélène Fourment
Subject : portrait
Size : 176 x 63 cm
 
The Union of England and Scotland (Charles I as the Prince of Wales)
Date of creation : 1630
Medium : Oil/panel
Subject : history
Size : 33 x 26 inch
 
Cimon and Pero
Date of creation : 1630
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
Le Chapeau de Paille
Date of creation : 1622
Medium : Oil/panel
Technical data : /oak
Size : 79 x 55 cm
 
Le triomphe de la vérité
Date of creation : 1621
Medium : Oil/canvas
Subject : allegory
Size : 394 x 160 cm
 
La résurrection de Lazare
Date of creation : 1620
Medium : Oil/panel
Subject : religion
Size : 37 x 28 cm
 
The Miracles of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Date of creation : 1617
Medium : Oil/canvas
Subject : religion
Size : 535 x 395 cm
 
The Entombment
Date of creation : 1612
Medium : Oil/canvas
Subject : religion
Size : 51 x 51 inch
 
Anatomical Studies
Date of creation : 1600
Medium : Drawing
Materials : pencil-ink
Supports : paper
Subject : Body
 
The Adoration of the Magi
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 346 x 488 cm
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2005

Dessins
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York NY, United States
2005 – 04/03/2005

2004

Albertina – Vienna, Austria
09/13/2004 – 12/05/2004

Rubens
Palais des Beaux-Arts – Lille, France
03/06/2004 – 06/14/2004

2002

Rubens y su época. Tesoros del Museo Ermitage
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao – Bilbao, Spain
10/01/2002 – 02/16/2003

Rubens: Drawing On Italy
Djanogly Art Gallery – Nottingham, United Kingdom
09/21/2002 – 12/08/2002

2001

Calming the Tempest with Peter Paul Rubens
Fogg Art museum – Cambridge MA, United States
12/22/2001 – 03/17/2002

2000

Peter Paul Rubens and the Art of Drawing in Flanders
J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles CA, United States
08/29/2000 – 10/22/2000

1951

A Loan Exhibition of Rubens
Pacewildenstein – New York NY, United States
02/20/1951 – 03/31/1951

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Group exhibitions

2004

Rubens contre Poussin: la querelle du coloris dans la peinture française à la fin du XVIIème siècle
Musée des Beaux-Arts – Arras, France
03/06/2004 – 06/13/2004

2000

From Rembrandt to Rubens and Monet to Matisse
NGA National Gallery of Art – Washington DC, United States
10/04/2000 – 02/04/2001

1948

Nicolas Poussin, Peter Paul Rubens
Cincinnati Art Museum – Cincinnati OH, United States
02/05/1948 – 03/08/1948

1883

Loan Exhibition of Works by Old Masters and Scottish National Portraits
Royal Scottish Academy – Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)
1883

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

2000

Dans la lumière de Rubens peintres baroques des Pays-Bas sud
Publisher: Somogy Editions d’Art – Paris, France
Author: Collectif
2000
ISBN : 2850564184

1994

De Rubens à Van Dyck, L’âge d’or de la peinture flamande
Publisher: La Renaissance du Livre – 52 Chaussée de Roubaix – Tournai, Belgium
Author: Collectif
1994
ISBN : 2804601692


Dictionaries

1999

Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs
Publisher: Editions Gründ – 60, rue Mazarine – Paris, France
Author: Bénézit Emmanuel – Paris, France
Director of publication: Busse Jacques – Paris, France
1999
ISBN : 2700030109


Periodicals

2004

CASTANDET Christophe – Rubens tout puissant
in: Beaux Arts Magazine n° 238 p. 84
Paris, France
03/2004

Legals