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 – 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 […]