A Biographical Sketch
By A. G. Moore June 11
Gaspar de Crayer, an admirer and follower of Rubens, was an artist of the Flemish School. Gifted with a long life at a time when life expectancy was generally in the neighborhood of 37 ( according to the National Bureau of Economic Research:http://www.nber.org/aginghealth/spring06w11963.html#navDiv=6 ) Crayer was noted for his productivity and almost flawless technique. He was well regarded by his contemporaries and left behind an impressive body of work. Some of his most significant pieces are represented below.