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Joos van Cleve

active about 1511; died 1541/2

Joos van Cleve (also known as Joos van der Beke) became a master in Antwerp in 1511 and died in the winter of 1540-1. He evidently spent time at the French court where he painted pictures including portraits for the French King Francis I. Joos van Cleve had many assistants and appears to have collaborated on occasion with other independent masters.