born in Seligenstadt
. He became a citizen of Bruges
. Little is known of his education, but it is apparent that the style of Rogier van der Weyden
was a major source of inspiration, with its attention to delicate
details, but with a more serene, sometimes cool atmosphere, without the dramatic lighting and sometimes chaotic backgrounds common among his contemporaries.
Unlike his colleague
s of the fifteenth century
, most of his work was done for the church, although a number of portraits survive to this day.
It is believed that Memling remained in Bruges
until his death in 1494
. Some of his works include: