Jan the Younger was Born in 1601 in Antwerp, Belgium. He spent most of his life in Antwerp but traveled to Italy for sometime. He spent most of his life in Antwerp but traveled to Italy for sometime. Jan was educated throughout his early life by his father Jan Brueghel the Elder. He was educated by his father throughout his early life. Throughout his life Jan the Younger was always painting and then selling his art. He also was the head of an art studio and the dean of the Antwerp Guild. His life was very busy with a wife and 11 children all to themselves. Although he painted in many catergories his works are best known for landscapes. Their subjects ranged from villages, to mythological scenes, to allegories, and animals in landscapes. Three pieces of his work are “Allegory of Earth and Water”, “The Garden of Eden”, and “Landscape with Allegories of the Four Elements. While his patrons are unknown his father's patron was named Francesco Carraciollio.