Cossiers, (or Cotsiers), Jan
Cossiers, (or Cotsiers), JAN
a reputable Flemish historical painter, was born at Antwerp in 1603, and studied under Cornelis de Vos. He executed a number of works for the churches in Flanders, the principal of which are The Nativity, at Brussels, in the church of the Jesuits; The Martyrdom of St. Ursula, at the Beguinage; The Presentation, and a grand picture of The Crucifixion, in a church at Mechlin. He was appointed director of the academy at Antwerp in 1639, and died in 1652. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generate, s.v.