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Peter Paul Rubens

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Peter Paul Rubens Biography

Peter Paul Rubens was born into the family of a Calvinist who had to live in exile from Antwerp. On his father's death, Ruben’s mother returned to Antwerp in 1587, where he was brought up and educated in the Catholic faith. At the age of fourteen (1591) he entered the household of a Flemish princess as a page, and began to study painting first under Tobias Verhaecht, then under Adam van Noort, and then under Otho Venius. In 1598, he was accepted as master in the Lukas Guild, though continued to work in Venius’s workshop until 1600.

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Peter Paul Rubens Bibliography

Painting of Western Europe. XVII century. by E. Rotenberg. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1989.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

Rubens (Art and Ideas) by Kristin Lohse Belkin. Phaidon Press Inc., 1998.

The Making of Rubens by Svetlana Alpers (Editor). Yale Univ Pr, 1996.

Rubens and His Age/Rubens En Zijn Tijd by Nora De Poorter, Guido Jansen, Jeroen Gitaij. University of Washington Press, 1991.

Rubens: Garden of Love by Peter Paul Rubens, Federico Zeri (Editor), Marco Dolcetta. NDE Canada Corp., 1999.

Rubens: A Double Life by Marie-Anne Lescourret, Elfreda Powell (Translator). Ivan R Dee, Inc., 1993.

Masters of Art: Rubens by Charles Scribner. Harry N Abrams, 1989.

Peter Paul Rubens: A Touch of Brilliance by Mikhail Piotrovksy, Natalya Gritsay, Alexey Larionov, Vegelin Van Claer, Stephanie-Suzanne Durante, James Cuno. Prestel, 2004.

Rubens: A Portrait by Paul Oppenheimer. Cooper Square Publishers, 2002.