FAYDHERBE, Lucas
(b. 1617, Mechelen, d. 1697, Mechelen)

Biography

Luc Faydherbe was one of a family of sculptors and architects in the Mechelen (Malines) area of Belgium. He went to Antwerp in 1636 and worked for Rubens, who became his friend. After Rubens's death, he settled in Mechelen (1640) and was the only major Baroque Flemish sculptor who never went to Italy. His works are rather like a sculptural version of a painting by Rubens or Jordaens. From the 1660s he was active as an architect.