VOS, Simon de
(b. 1603, Antwerpen, d. 1676, Antwerpen)


Flemish painter. In 1615 he became a pupil of Cornelis de Vos (no relation), with whom Jan Cossiers may have been a fellow-apprentice. By 1620 de Vos was a master in the Antwerp Guild of St Luke. For the next eight years he may either have worked in Rubens's studio or have travelled abroad . The latter is more likely in view of the similarities between de Vos's oeuvre and that of Johann Liss, who was in Rome and Venice at that time. This hypothesis is supported by the italianizing characteristics evident in de Vos's early work.

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