Artist: Anthony van Dyck
Dates: 22 March 1599 – 9 December 1641
Title of Piece: Samson and Delilah
Brief Biography: Van Dyck was a Baroque painter and leading artist of the English court. The relaxed elegance of his paintings was a dominating force in portrait painting for 150 years. He was also an inovative force in watercolours and etchings.