Who Are Some Famous Dutch Painters?


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Famous Dutch painters include Frans Hals, Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, Cornelis Troost and Rembrandt van Rijn. Other artists include Jan Steen, Paulus Potter, Dirck Hals and Jacob van Loo. The 17th century represented the Golden Age of Dutch painting, and genres like portraits, landscapes, religious and historical subjects and everyday scenes were common.

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Frans Hals produced portraits of people in informal poses, unlike others of his day. Famous paintings include "Jester with a Lute" and "Gypsy Girl," which is housed at the Louvre in Paris, and "Laughing Cavalier." Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime. His famous paintings include "Starry Night" and "The Potato Eaters." Works by Vermeer include "The Milkmaid" and "Girl with a Pearl Earring." Cornelis Troost painted satirical pieces from theater productions and portraits of the wealthy in Amsterdam. One example is "Jeronimus Tonneman and his Son," which is on display in Dublin, Ireland at the National Gallery. Rembrandt, viewed as the most important artist in Dutch history, died a poor man despite his fame. Famous paintings by Rembrandt include "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee," which was stolen in 1990 from the Garner Museum, and, still missing as of 2014, "The Abduction of Europa" and "Man in a Golden Helmet."

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