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, […]

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 – van der Ast, van Goyen and Saenredam

Balthasar van der Ast was born in Middelburg around 1593 and died in Delft in December 1657. Painted still life with flowers.      Jan van Goyen was born in Leiden on January 13th 1596 and died in Den Haag on April 27th 1656. Painter.     Pieter Jansz Saenredam was born in Assendelft in 1597 […]

Amsterdam’s painters – Karel Mander and Frans Hals

Carel or Karel van Mander, was born in Meulebeke in May 1548 and died in Amsterdam on September 11th 1606. He was a painter and writer. Van Mander was a mannerist painter and one of the renaissance painters.   Frans Hals was born in Antwerp around 1583 and died in Haarlem in August 1666. He was […]

Jacob van Campen

(1596 – 1657) was a painter from the Dutch golden era He came from a wealthy family and spent his youth in Haarlem, where he was born. Van Campen was royal and painted mostly as a hobby. After a stay in Italy from 1617 – 1624 van Campen returned to the Netherlands, where he combined […]

Amsterdam was thriving again

Due to men like Sarphati the city was thriving better than ever, and the end of the 19th century became a period of blooming prosperity.  More and more people found employment in the fast growing industry, and companies in new industrial branches started up, like for example Spijkers cars. Also the trade resurrected, but it […]