Joos van Cleve Triptych. Centre: the Deposition from the Cross; Left wing: St John the Baptist with a Donor; Right wing: St Margaret of Antioch with a Donatrix 1518 - 1519


Nationality Netherlandish
Birth place Kleve
Death place Antwerpen

Joos van Cleve combined his direct knowledge of Netherlandish painting with a strong awareness of Italian artistic developments in his elaborately detailed pictures. His refined altarpieces often included portraits and landscapes. Born Joos van der Beke in Cleve in north Rhine-Westphalia, he adopted the name of his place of birth when he moved to Antwerp. He enjoyed considerable success as an artist in Antwerp and also worked at the French court.