Artist Birthday 19th May, Jacob Jordaens
Jacob Jordaens was born in Antwerp Belgium on 19th May 1593
He was one of the best known Baroque painters after Rubens and Van Dyck, he was a painter of History, genre scenes and portraits and also a well known draughtsman, designer and was also involved with tapestry.
Jacob died of the mysterious Antwerp disease in Antwerp on 18th October 1678.
Jacobs doughter also died at the same time as Jacob from that dreaded Antwerp disease known as “Zweetziekte”.
His son lived on and helped the orphanage by pledging money and the gift of artwork.