(b. 1634, Mechelen, d. 1710, Mechelen)


Egide (Egidius, Gillis) Smeyers was a Flemish painter. He belonged to a family in Mechelen which counted many artists among them. He studied under his father Nicholas, later under Jan Verhoeven. In friendship for his companion and master Lucas Franchoys the Younger he finished many of the latter's incomplete works after his death. Many of Smeyers's works are at the Sint-Janskerk in Mechelen.

His son Jacob (1657-1732) was admitted to the Guild in 1688 and worked as a genre and portrait painter in Mechelen and elsewhere.

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