Balen, Hendrik van

Balen, Hendrik van

(hĕn`drĭk vän bä`lən), 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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