Also known as the Master of Flémalle (c. 1378-1444)
Dutch painter of the early Renaissance. Active in Tournai from 1406, he was one of the first northern masters to use oil. Several altarpieces are attributed to him. Rogier van der Weyden was his pupil.
His outstanding work is the Mérode Altarpiece about 1425 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), which shows a characteristic blend of naturalism and elaborate symbolism, together with a new subtlety in modeling and a grasp of pictorial space.