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Pieter Coecke van Aalst

1502 - 1550

Coecke was perhaps taught by Bernaert van Orley. In 1527 he was chiefly active in Antwerp, where he was a master. In 1533 he was in Constantinople; he also may have visited Rome. He was painter to Mary of Hungary and to Emperor Charles V. Coecke also designed and executed buildings, sculptures, stained glass and tapestries, and ran a large workshop.