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.
Lievens and Rembrandt painted very much alike and it is said that some of the young Rembrandts paintings actually were painted by Lievens.
Adriaen van Ostade was born as Adriaen Hendricx in Haarlem on December1610 and died in Haarlem on May 2nd 1685. Painter.
Van Ostade was an apprentice of Frans Hals and the teacher of many famous painters, amongst others of Jan Steen.