COUSTENS Pieter (active 1453-1487 in Bruges and Brussels) Nationality : Flemish
Pieter Coustens (Pierre Coustain), Franco-Flemish painter and designer. He is first documented painting stained glass in Philip the Good's Burgundian castle of Argilly in 1448 and 1452. He was appointed a painter to the Duke in January 1454, just before he worked with Colard le Voleur, Master of the Entertainments at Hesdin, on fountains for the Banquet of the Pheasant in Lille. He was also responsible for painting the banners and heralds' tabards for court festivities and funerals. He coloured statues of St Philip and St Elizabeth on the palace in Brussels in 1462 and painted a Crucifixion and a Virgin and Child on the panels placed at the head and foot of the Duke's catafalque in 1467.