Jacques

Bellange

Artistic period 1601 to 1650

Nationality

French

Birth

1594 (Nancy)

Death

1638 (Nancy)

Biography

Jacques Bellange (* around 1575 in the Bassigny region; † 1616 in Nancy) was court painter to the Duke of Lorraine. He is regarded as one of the most important draughtsmen and engravers of the 17th century. His style is attributed to the end of Mannerism.

Little is known about Bellange's life. During his lifetime he was famous for his paintings, which hung in the ducal palace in Nancy and in other official buildings. Several dozen drawings and etchings have been preserved, some of which can be seen in the Musée lorrain in Nancy, while the paintings were almost completely lost.

One of Bellange's students was the baroque painter Claude Deruet.