CANDID Peter (b. ca. 1548, Brugge, d. 1628, Mnchen) Nationality : Flemish
Flemish painter (originally Pieter de Witte), tapestry designer and draughtsman, active in Italy and Germany. He was one of several Italian-trained Mannerist artists employed by the courts of Europe and was the leading figure in Munich from 1600 to 1628. His versatility led Sandrart to describe him as a 'universal painter'. When he was about ten years old he emigrated to Florence with his parents - his father, Pieter de Witte (active c. 1547-62), being a tapestry weaver who found employment in the Medici tapestry factory founded in 1546. Between 1572 and 1573 he worked with Giorgio Vasari on the frescoes of the Sala Regia in the Vatican.