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Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 - May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects.

In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp which produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically-educated humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, king of Spain, and Charles I, king of England.

Peter Paul Rubens was probably born on June the 28th 1577 in Siegen, Germany. His parents Jan Rubens and Maria Pypelinckx had left the catholic Spanish-dominated city of Antwerp because of their Calvinist sympathies. The family had moved to Cologne with the children. Father Rubens, however, nearly escaped death sentence in Cologne after an affair with the princess of Orange. Mother Rubens managed to have her husband freed and the family accepted to be exiled to Siegen, Westphalia. It was there that the sixth child, Peter Paul, was born.

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The Discovery of the Child Erichthonius c. 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Discovery of the Child Erichthonius c. 1615
Portrait of a Young Girl 1615-16 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Young Girl 1615-16
Portrait of a Chambermaid (2) c. 1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Chambermaid (2) c. 1625
Marie de Medici, Queen of France c. 1622 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Marie de Medici, Queen of France c. 1622
The Holy Family with Sts Elizabeth and John the Baptist... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Holy Family with Sts Elizabeth and John the Baptist...
The Martyrdom of St Livinus 1633 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Martyrdom of St Livinus 1633
The Consequences of War 1637-38 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Consequences of War 1637-38
Annunciation 1609-10 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Annunciation 1609-10
Portrait of a Boy (Nicholas Rubens) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Portrait of a Boy (Nicholas Rubens)
The Lamentation c. 1609 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Lamentation c. 1609
Rubens In His Garden With Helena Fourment - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Rubens In His Garden With Helena Fourment
The Village Fete (Flemish Kermis) 1635-38 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Village Fete (Flemish Kermis) 1635-38
Diana and her Nymphs Surprised by the Fauns (detail... - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Diana and her Nymphs Surprised by the Fauns (detail...
St James the Apostle 1612-13 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
St James the Apostle 1612-13
Venus and Adonis (detail) - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Venus and Adonis (detail)
Cupid Making His Bow 1614 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Cupid Making His Bow 1614
Descent From The Cross - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Descent From The Cross
Christ and Mary Magdalene 1618 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Christ and Mary Magdalene 1618
Landscape with a Watering Place - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Landscape with a Watering Place
Landscape With The Shipwreck Of Aeneas - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Landscape With The Shipwreck Of Aeneas
Boar Hunt 1615-20 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
Boar Hunt 1615-20
The Death of Seneca 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Death of Seneca 1615
The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek 1625 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek 1625
The Four Philosophers 1611-12 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.peterpaulrubens.org
The Four Philosophers 1611-12
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