Tyssens, Peter a Flemish painter, was born at Antwerp in 1625; and, after the death of Rubens and Vandyck, was considered one of the ablest painters of his time. He was made director of the Academy at Antwerp in 1661. "His compositions are copious and ingenious, his design more correct than is usual with painters of his country, his coloring strong, clear, and harmonious.' He died, according to best authorities, in 1692. Among his works most worthy of notice are, The Martyrdom of St. Benedict, Church of the Capuchins, Brussels: —The Crucifixion at the Church of the Barefooted Carmelites: — The Assumption of the Virgin, Church of St. James, Antwerp. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of Fine Arts, s.v.