Quentin Metsys


Quentin Metsys (1466-ca1530), a Fleming, was known as a painter, poet and musician. He enrolled in the Antwerp Painters' Guild in 1491 and became a Master in 1493. His art includes portraits, religious works, and genre scenes, and forms a transition between religious spiritualism and humanistic secularism. He sometimes collaborated with Patinir, the latter painting the landscapes into which Metsys placed the figures. Metsys' sons Jan and Cornelis were also artists, and his influence on Dutch painting is still felt. NZ Prints stocks a print of Metsys famous painting “The Money Lender and his Wife”.