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 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 […]