(b. ca. 1450, Waterloo, d. 1531, Bruxelles)


Pieter van Edingen, known as Van Aelst, Flemish tapestry-maker. He was one of the most famous and outstanding tapestry weavers and dealers in Brussels at the beginning of the 16th century, and he run the most important workshop of his period. He was commissioned by Pope Leo X to execute the tapestry series Acts of the Apostles after the design of Raphael for the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. He also had commissions from the courts of Madrid and Vienna.

His son, Pieter van Aelst (active 1509-55) was also a tapestry-maker who worked in the workshop of his father.

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