Dutch painters – Jan Havicksz. Steen

  Self portrait Jan Havicksz. Steen was born in Leiden in 1626 and died in Leiden on January 1rst 1679. Painter.   Idlers He was educated at a Latin school and enrolled at Leiden University, but never graduated. He is said to have been an apprentice of Nicolaus Knupfer, Adriaen van Ostade and Jan van Goyen. […]

Amsterdam’s painters – Paulus Potter

  Paulus Potter painted by Bartholomeus vand er Helst around 1654 Paulus Potter was baptized in Enkhuizen on November 20th 1625 an buried on January 17th in 1654. He was a painter and his works were also bought by the house of Oranje.   The piebald horse 1652 Potter moved to Amsterdam on request by […]

Amsterdam’s painters – Willem van Aelst

Willem van Aelst was born inDelft in 1625 or 1626 and died in Amsterdam around 1683. He was a painter and painted still life. Willem van Aelst was the son of a lawyer from Delft. He was taught to paint by his uncle Evert van Aelst, who painted still life. From 1645 till 1649 Willem […]

Amsterdam’s painters – Carel Fabritius

Carel Fabritius was baptized in Middembeemster on February 27th 1622 and died in Delft on October 12th 1654.  Painter He was an apprentice of Rembrandt at the same time as Samuel van Hoogstraten. Rembrandts influence is especially clear in his early works. Much of his work was first attributed to Rembrandt. Later Fabritius liberated himself […]

Amsterdam’s painters – Nicolaes Pietersz. Berchem

Nicolaes Pietersz. Berchem was born inHaarlem on October 1rst1620 and died in Amsterdam on February 18th1683. He was a painter of Italian pastoral landscapes. Nicolaes Berchem was the son of still life painter Pieter Claesz. He is said to have been trained by his father and by Jan van Goyen, Nicolaes Moeyaert, Pieter de Grebber, […]

Amsterdam’s painters – Ferdinand Bol

Ferdinand Bol was born in Dordrecht on June 24th 1616 and died in Amsterdam on August 24th 1680. He was a painter, etcher and drawer. His works belong to the Baroque period and he was one of the old Dutch masters.   Self portrait Bol painted portraits and historical and biblical paintings.  He became an apprentice […]

Amsterdam’s painters – Govert Flinck

Govert Flinck was born on January 25th 1615 and died in Amsterdam on February 2nd 1660. Painter.   Self portrait at age 24 Flinck was an apprentice of Rembrandt, and several of Flinck’s paintings were sold as Rembrandt’s paintings.   Rembradt as a shepherd Flinck was already a famous painter when he was alive, and […]

Amsterdam’s painters – Gerrit Dou

Gerrit Dou was born in Leiden on April 7th 1613 and died in Leiden on February 9th 1675. Painter   Self portrait, around 1631 To begin with Dou was an apprentice of his father, who was a glass painter. After that he was an apprentice of the glass painter Pieter Couwenhorn. Then he was Rembrandts […]

Amsterdams painters – Jan Lievens and Adriaen van Ostade

  A self portrait Jan Lievens was born in Leiden on October 24th 1607 and died in Amsterdam on July 4th 1674. Painter. He became an apprentice when he was eight years old and went to be an apprentice of Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, when he was ten. There he worked together with Rembrandt.   The […]

Amsterdam’s painters – Rembrandt van Rijn, part 2

 Selfportrait from 1630   Saskia van Uylenburgh Rembrandt married Saskia van Uylenburgh in 1633 and bought a house in the Sint Antoniesbreestraat, now Jodenbreestraat 4. In this house from the 17th century he lived and worked from 1639 till 1658. Today it’s known as the Rembrandt house and is a museum. Rembrandt and Saskia had four […]