Helmont, Segres James Van

Helmont, Segres James Van a Flemish painter, the son of Matthew, was born at Antwerp, April 17, 1683, and studied under his father, also the fine works of great masters at Brussels. His principal works are in the churches at Brussels. In the Church of Mary Magdalene is a fine picture of the Martyrdom of St. Barbara; in St. Michael's is the Triumph of David; and at the Carmelite one of his most capital works, representing Elisha Sacrificing the Priests of Baal. He died at Brussels, August 21, 1726. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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