|Dates||about 1465 - 1527|
Cornelis Engebrechtsz. was the first important painter from the city of Leiden. His large, prolific workshop trained many leading painters, including his son Pieter Cornelisz. Kunst and Lucas van Leyden, whose workshop surpassed Engebrechtsz.'s around 1520. Engebrechtsz.'s acclaim may have attracted students from outside Leiden. When they brought to Leiden the
Little is known of Engebrechtsz.'s training, and few of his early works survive. As Leiden's preeminent painter, Engebrechtsz. earned commissions from the town council and other important institutions, though he painted mainly biblical subjects. Judging by the inheritance quarrels, Engebrechtsz. had amassed a large estate by his death.
Exaggerated emotionalism and monumental