Born in Flanders either in Breda (located in present-day Netherlands) or Bree (in present-day Belgium), our cover artist, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525–1569), achieved renown as a painter of peasant life and providing us with an unparalleled glimpse at bucolic and urban daily routine of the sixteenth century. Proverbs and biblical scenes, particularly from the New Testament, such as depicted on the cover of this issue, were among Brugel’s frequently painted themes. He was indisputably one of the masters of Renaissance painting. Bruegel died in Brussels in early September 1569. Though he died fairly young, he established a line of three generations of painters.