Campin was born around 1380 in Tournai, where he qualified as a master in 1406/07. Together with the Van Eyck brothers, he may be considered the founder of the Netherlandish painting of the Early Renaissance. While the influence of the Limburg brothers and Burgundian court art can still be felt in his early work (Betrothal of the Virgin and Annunciation), he soon turned to three-dimensional figure representation and the exploration of depth: Nativity. (c. 1425-1430). These reach a climax in Campin’s late works, in which the painter becomes almost obsessed with perspective (The Mérode Altar, so called after its original location, now in Metropolitan Museum). He was probably the teacher of Rogier van der Weyden from 1427 to 1432.
Not all art historians agree that Campin and Master of Flémalle, the name given to the unknown author of the altarpiece from Flémalle monastery, is the same person.
Robert Campin 罗伯特.康宾罗伯特.康宾与凡.爱克兄弟一样，也是15 世纪早期油画技术的完成者。他的风格由他的学生罗吉尔.凡 .德.维登来发扬光大。康宾约 于1378年出生。从1406年起活跃于多奈。在15 世纪早期，尼德兰属于伯根蒂的德契。所以康宾的作品与伯根蒂风格的雕塑很有渊源，而且与意大利文艺复兴早期的作品并驾齐驱。康宾于1444年去世。
Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.
Robert Campin: A Monographic Study With Critical Catalogue by Felix Thuerlemann. Prestel Publishing, 2002.
Robert Campin: New Directions in Scholarship by S. Foister, S. Nash. Brepols Publishers, 1996.