PROVOST, Jan
(b. ca. 1465, Mons, d. 1529, Bruges)

Biography

Jan Provo(o)st, Netherlandish painter. He was born at Mons and worked in Valenciennes and briefly in Antwerp before settling in Bruges in 1494. His style was fairly close to Gerard David, then the leading painter in Bruges, but Provost, although clumsier, was more inventive. In 1521 Provost met and entertained Dürer, who is reputed to have drawn his portrait.