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|Jan Provoost (1462–1525/1529)|
|Alternative names||Jan Prevost, John Prevost, Jan Provost, John Provost|
|Date of birth/death||January 1525 or January 1529|
|Location of birth/death||Mons||Bruges|
|Work period||between 1477 and 1529|
|Work location||Valenciennes, Antwerp (1493), Bruges (1494-1525/1529)|
English: Jan Provoost, or Jean Provost, or Jan Provost (1462/5, Mons–January 1529, Bruges) was a Flemish painter. He was one of the most famous Netherlandish painters of his generation, a prolific master who left his early workshop in Valenciennes to run two workshops, one in Bruges, where he was made a burgher in 1494, the other simultaneously in Antwerp, which was the economic center of the Low Countries. Provoost was also a cartographer engineer and architect. He met Albrecht Dürer in Antwerp in 1520, and a Dürer portrait drawing at the National Gallery, London, is conjectured to be of Provoost. He married the widow of the miniaturist and painter Simon Marmion, after whose death he inherited the considerable Marmion estate.
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