Balen, Hendrik van

Balen, Hendrik van

Balen, Hendrik van (hĕnˈdrĭk vän bäˈlən), 1575–1632, Flemish painter, b. Antwerp. Van Balen usually provided the figures for scenes in which another painter, frequently Jan Brueghel, designed the landscape settings. A minor artist, van Balen is noted mainly for his mythological scenes, of which Landscape with Two Nymphs (Munich) is typical.
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