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Simon Bening (1483-1561) was a 16th century miniature painter of the Ghent-Bruges school, the last major artist of the Netherlandish tradition.Bening was trained in his father Alexander Bening's miniature painting workshop in Ghent. He made his own name after moving to Bruges. His specialty was the book of hours, but by his time these were becoming relatively unfashionable, and only produced for royalty and the very rich. Many of his finest works are Labours of the Months for Books of Hours which are largely small scale landscapes.   more from wikipedia »