Jan van Eyck was a talented artist from the 15th century who was based in the Flemish regions of Northern Europe.
Arnolfini Wedding Portrait is certainly the most famous painting from the career of Jan van Eyck but this website brings you a gallery that covers all of his finest paintings and also looks in detail at his life and career as a whole.
There are also links alongside each painting of the gallery which allow you to buy reproductions of original Van Eyck paintings online from our recommended art retailer.
Jan van Eyck was of great significance right across Northern Europe at a time when Italians were dominating the art world and it's development onwards from the Middle Ages.
Jan van Eyck has around 25 paintings attributed to him currently from a career which spanned 20 years and as such it is generally believed that there were many other works from his career which have since either fallen into disrepair or simply not yet been discovered as works of Van Eyck.
All of the paintings currently attributed to him can be found within this website along with several drawings which underline his exceptional skills as an artist.
Jan van Eyck can be seen above within his self portrait which was entitled Man in a Red Turban.
Van Eyck is believed to have been born in Maaseik, Burgundian Netherlands around 1395 but it has proven difficult to ascertain precise information on the life of this artist simply because it was so long ago when media and literature was completely different to how it is in the modern day.
What is clear, however, is that Jan van Eyck spent most of his working life as an artist in Bruges and it was here that he later died at a relatively young age of around 45.
The most early records found regarding the life of this artist concern his period serving as a painter at the John of Bavaria Court in the Hague, where he was on the payroll along with at least two assistants which is at least a suggestion at the prominence which he was enjoying at the time.
The artist is also believed to have been the brother of fellow artist Hubert van Eyck and several art works within this website are actually currently attributed to both of them together.