Pieter Bruegel 'Peasant Wedding' canvas poster is a Renaissance classic depicting a realistic view of peasant life as seen during a local wedding. Brugel's fine attention to detail and use of art to signify social issues is exemplified with this piece. Pieter the Elder Bruegel was a Netherlandish Renaissance painter and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes. He is nicknamed 'Peasant Bruegel' to distinguish him from other members of the Brueghel dynasty. From 1559, he dropped the 'h' from his name and started signing his paintings as Bruegel. There are records that he was born in Breda, Netherlands. He was an apprentice of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, whose daughter Mayken he later married. He spent some time in France and Italy and then went to Antwerp, where in 1551, he was accepted as a master in the painter's guild. He traveled to Italy soon after and then returned to Antwerp before settling in Brussels permanently 10 years later.