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Hans Memling
Date: (ca. 1430−1494)
Place Active: Europe, Bruges
School: Netherlandish Optic Realism
Biography: Born at Seligenstadt, near Frankfurt, Memling spent much of his life in Bruges, where he was recorded as a new citizen in 1465. Documents show that he became one of the city’s more prosperous residents, attracting a cosmopolitan clientele from all over Europe. In addition to portraits, Memling painted many religious subjects. Source: Art in The Frick Collection: Paintings, Sculpture, Decorative Arts, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996.