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Last NameBening    
Given NameSimon    
alt. NamesS. B. ; S. Benik / Benning / Beninc / Bennik ;     
Marriage1: ? ; 2: ?    
Children5 at least; eldest daughter, Livinia, became court painter to Edward VI of England    
Year born1483 c. in Ghent    
Year died1561    
Place of deathBruges, then Flanders, today Belgium    
Father's occupationpainter->Alexander Bening     
RelativesLevina (= Lievine) Teerlinc (daughter) ; Hugo van der Goes (uncle)    
Educationtaught painting by his father painter Alexander Bening in Ghent    
Country of ActivityBelgium    
Worked forFlämisches Kalendarium (c. 1540) ;    
PatronageRobert de Clercq, abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Ter Duinen (‘Les Dunes’) at Koksijde near Bruges; Emperor Charles V; infante Don Fernando    
Collaboratorsminiature painter and illustrator Gerard Horenbout (1465-1540) ;    
Techniqueszoological and topographic miniature painting, drawing, and hand-illumination of mss.    
Sample(s)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Simonbening.jpg ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Simon_Bening_-_Miniaturenmaler.jpg    
Archival sourceshttp://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=355    
Published sourcesNissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78; Giulio Bologna: Handschriften und Minaturen. Das Buch vor Gutenberg, Munich 2000: 152-3, 186;    
otherMoved to Bruges by 1500.    

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