Louis Finson (1580 or 1575–1617), also known as Ludovicus Finsonius, was a Flemish Baroque painter, who also worked in France. Finson, who enjoyed much success during his lifetime, primarily painted on religious themes; he produced a number of altarpieces, and also several paintings of dramatic moments from the Old Testament.
Finson was born in Bruges. His father, Jacques Finson, was a painter.
He first visited Italy, where he became one of the first Flemish Caravaggisti, then Spain and France, especially Provence. Martin Hermann Faber, a German painter and an imitator, joined him there. (Marseille, Aix and Arles). A number of his paintings are still to be found in Provence, for example three in the famous Romanesque Church of St. Trophime, Arles.
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