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Lieven van Lathem

active 1454 - died 1493

Painter and illuminator, Lieven became a master of the Ghent guild in 1454. He worked for the Burgundian court for several years. By 1462 he had moved to Antwerp where he remained until his death in 1493. He visited Brussels and Bruges in 1468 and in 1469 was in The Hague. In 1487 and 1488 he was again in Bruges, by which time he was painter and varlet de chambre to Maximilian I. In 1469 Lieven was paid for miniatures and other decorations in a small prayer-book for Charles the Bold. The documented illuminations are now in the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Nothing is known of his later work and no picture by him has been securely identified.