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Dismissed as a talented but unoriginal artist, Hans Memling (d. 1494) in his lifetime was considered a master. Born in Seligenstadt on the Main River, Memling studied art in Cologne and was influenced by the work of Rogier Van der Weyden. C. 1465, Memling settled in Bruges, where he established a large workshop and became one of the wealthiest men in the town. Some say he was also an influential man. His patrons were, for the most part, religious houses and foreign ambassadors, often from Florence or the cities of the Hanseatic League. His style changed little over the years and was widely imitated during his lifetime, in spite of which he left no followers.
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