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Eyck, Jan van

Eyck, Jan van (c.1390–1441) Flemish painter. His best-known work is the altarpiece for the Church of St Bavon, Ghent, which includes the Adoration of the Lamb (1432) and the Arnolfini Wedding (1434), both of which display intricate detail. He is said to have perfected the manufacture and technique of oil paint. His brother, Hubert van Eyck (c.1370–1426) is thought to have worked in Ghent and assisted Jan on the St Bavon alterpiece. No other works are definitely ascribed to him, and some art historians believe that he never existed.

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