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Date and Place of Birth:
ca. 1525-30, Breda, Province of Brabant. His surname is also alternately spelled: "Brueghel" and "Breughel."
Though he was sometimes called "Peasant" Bruegel, due to the common folk with which he populated his genre paintings, Bruegel himself was a sophisticated city-dweller who had traveled to Italy. His seemingly simple scenes of everyday life are full of commentary on the religious controversies of his time. Early works display a wry humor, which veered into sarcasm with age. Even so, the compositions themselves are masterful, and represent some of the best loved land- and townscapes ever created.
- Children's Games, 1560
- The Hunters in the Snow, 1565
- The Harvesters, 1565
- The Peasant Wedding, ca. 1568
- The Blind Leading the Blind, 1568
Date and Place of Death:
1569, Brussels (then Spanish Netherlands)