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Peter Paul Rubens Self Portrait
Flemish, 1577-1640

Master of Movement, Color, and Emotion

In the rich tapestry of art history, few names shine as brightly as that of Sir Peter Paul Rubens. A luminary of the Flemish Baroque tradition, Rubens’s artistic legacy reverberates through the annals of time, influencing generations of artists and captivating the hearts and minds of admirers worldwide.

Born in 1577 in Siegen, Westphalia, in what is now Germany, Rubens’s Flemish heritage laid the foundation for his illustrious career. Raised in Antwerp, the vibrant cultural hub of the Southern Netherlands, his early exposure to the arts ignited a passion that would define his life’s work.

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