What kind of artist is Jan Van Eyck? A Abstract B Representational C Nonrepresentational

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Jan Van Eyck was a portrait painter.  His paintings were not abstract (simplified, or "abbreviated" versions of subjects or ideas) nor nonrepresentational (having no intended subject matter).  Therefore he was a representational painter--he painted replicas, or representations, of people.

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