Family of Netherlandish landscape and genre painters, the most important members of which were the brothers Lucas I (c.1535–97) and Marten I (1534–1612). Both of them began their careers in Malines and ended them in Frankfurt, where they ran a flourishing workshop together (in between their paths diverged as their lives were disrupted by war and religious persecution). They worked in the tradition of Pieter Bruegel, characteristic subjects including winter landscapes and the Tower of Babel.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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