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Brue·ghelor Brue·gel also Breu·ghel (broi′gəl, bro͞o′-, brœ′-), Pieter Known as "the Elder." 1525?-1569.
Flemish painter noted for his landscapes and his lively genre scenes, including Peasant Wedding (c. 1567). His son Pieter (1564-1638?), known as "the Younger," is primarily remembered for his copies of his father's works, while another son, Jan (1568-1625), is frequently called "the Flower Brueghel" or "the Velvet Brueghel" for the silky detail of his still-life paintings.
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(Biography) a variant spelling of Brueghel
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Brue•ghel(ˈbrɔɪ gəl, ˈbru-, ˈbrœ-)
1. Pieter the Elder, c1525–69, Flemish painter.
2. his sons, Jan, 1568–1625, and Pieter the Younger, 1564–1637?, Flemish painters.
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