Hunters in the Snow, painted 1565, definitely early influence. I dearly loved this painting from childhood, though I only saw it in art books.
Many years passed before seeing it at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. What an emotional moment... standing in front of this massive & meticulously painted work after studying it over & over again on the pages of art books. I cried.
Because this painting was so popular, it led many artists of the next century to specialize in winter landscapes. From What Makes a Bruegel a Bruegel? published for Metropolitan Museum of Art
And it is still inspiring artists today. ME !!!