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Benson Ambrosius



Ambrosius Benson        Pages: 1-2

(1495 - 1550)

Ambrosius Benson was born in Italy but began working in Bruges in 1518. Initially, he worked as an assistant to Gerard David. His paintings were successful in the Italian and Spanish markets and were created specifically for export to those locations. He painted primarily religious paintings but also produced some portraits.

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