Jacob Peter Gowy (Biographical details)

Jacob Peter Gowy (painter/draughtsman; Flemish; Male; c.1615 - 1661 after)

Also known as

Gowy, Jacob Peter; Gouwy, Peter; Gauwye, Peeter

Biography

Painter of mythological subjects and portraits; c.1632/33 he became a pupil of Paul van Overbeeck in Antwerp, becoming a master of the Antwerp guild of St Luke 1636/37 and working with Rubens; apparently went to London c.1644 (see two prints by Hollar after his portraits).

Bibliography

Thieme-Becker; J. de Maere and M. Wabbes, 'Illustrated Dictionary of 17th century Flemish Painters', Brussels, 1994