Jan van Eyck

born in:
Liège, Wallonia, Belgium

1422 - recorded as the varlet de chambre et peintre (“honorary equerry and painter”) of John of Bavaria, Count of Holland. 1427 - unsuccessfully travelled to the Iberian Peninsular in order to contract a marriage between Philip the Good of Burgundy and Isabella of Spain. 1431 - purchased a house in Bruges.