( Circa 1370–1441), Flemish painter. He made innovative use of oils, bringing greater flexibility, richer and denser colour, and a wider range from light to dark. Notable works: The Adoration of the Lamb (known as the Ghent Altarpiece, 1432) in the church of St Bavon in Ghent and The Arnolfini Marriage (1434).
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