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CALCAR (or KALCKER), JOHN DE (1499-1546)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 968 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CALCAR (or KALCKER), JOHN DE (1499-1546), Italian painter, was born at Calcar, in the duchy of Cleves. He was a disciple of Titian at Venice, and perfected himself by studying Raphael. He imitated those masters so closely as to deceive the most skilful critics. Among his various pieces is a Nativity, representing the angels around the infant Christ, which he arranged so that the light emanated wholly from the child. He died at Naples.
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