Amsterdam’s painters – Nicolaes Maes

Nicolaes Maes was born in Dordrecht in January 1634 and was buried in Amsterdam on December 24th 1693. He was a painter and painted mostly genre pieces and portraits.   Young woman peeling apples (1655) Maes moved to Amsterdam around 1650, when he became an apprentice of Rembrandt. As was the case for many of […]

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 – Rembrandt van Rijn, part 1

Rembrandt van Rijn was born in Leiden on July 15th 1606 and died in Amsterdam on October 4th 1669 While Amsterdam’s wealth grew in the 17th century, its cultural activities grew to unprecedented heights. Painters were attracted from far away by the possibility of getting paid well for their work, by the thriving market and […]