Pieter Bruegel the Elder was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, a painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes; he was a pioneer in making both types of subject the focus in large paintings.
Born: 1525, Netherlands
Died: September 9, 1569, Brussels, Belgium
Periods: Northern Renaissance, Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, Renaissance
Known for: Painting, Printmaking