Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish(Flemish is a Dutch language and one of the official language of Belgium) Artist born on 28th June 1577 in North Rhine Westphalia,Germany. . He is widely known for his portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological subjects done in Baroque style. In addition to that Rubens ran a large studio in Antwerp which produced paintings popular with art collectors throughout Europe. He died at the age of 63.
Other well known Baroque painters of that period include Rembrandt and Poussin. Baroque paintings can be identified by its Chiaroscuro use of light effects
On the occasion of his 400th Birth Anniversary India Post has issued his Self Portrait in 4th of April, 1978.