Bie Adrien De
Bie Adrien De a Flemish painter, was born at Lierre, near Antwerp, in 1594; he studied under Wouter, an obscure artist. When eighteen years of age he visited Paris, and studied under his countryman, Rodolph Schoof, painter to Louis XIII. He afterwards visited Rome, where he remained eight years. In 1623 he returned to Flanders, and was much employed for the churches and in painting portraits. His best work was a picture of St. Ely, in the Collegiate Church of S. Gommer, at Lierre. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.