Landscape & Genre Art painters

Aernout or Artus (c. 1603–9 November 1677), was a landscape painter of the Dutch Golden Age, specializing in small night scenes lit only by moonlight and fires, and snowy winter landscapes, both often looking down a canal or river. He was a contemporary of Albert Cuyp and Meindert Hobbema, and like the latter he lived and died in comparative obscurity.

Aert van der Neerhttp://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/SK-C-191

NOTE: On his images the horizon is lower and the viewers eye is almost at the same level with the subjects in the scene. He emphasizes the sky much more than some other artists, like Brueghel for example. I learnt about his work from this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZyr4cLgS5E) — How Dutch Painters Invented Atmosphere

Claude Lorrain

French painter

Born: 1600, Chamagne, France
Died: November 23, 1682, Rome, Italy
Periods: Baroque, Classicism, Rococo, Baroque painting, Renaissance

Description
Claude Lorrain was a French painter, draughtsman and etcher of the Baroque era. He spent most of his life in Italy, and is one of the earliest important artists, apart from his contemporaries in Dutch Golden Age painting, to concentrate on landscape painting.Wikipedia

Albert Bierstadt

American-German painter

Description

Albert Bierstadt was a German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. He joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion to paint the scenes. He was not the first artist to record the sites, but he was the foremost painter of them for the remainder of the 19th century. Wikipedia

Born: January 7, 1830, Solingen, Germany
Died: February 18, 1902, New York

Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem

Dutch painter

Description

Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem was a highly esteemed and prolific Dutch Golden Age painter of pastoral landscapes, populated with mythological or biblical figures, but also of a number of allegories and genre pieces. He was a member of the second generation of “Dutch Italianate landscape” painters.Wikipedia

Born: October 1, 1620, Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: February 18, 1683, Amsterdam

Hendrick Avercamp

Dutch painter

Description

Hendrick Avercamp was a Dutch painter. Avercamp was born in Amsterdam, where he studied with the Danish-born portrait painter Pieter Isaacks, and perhaps also with David Vinckboons. In 1608 he moved from Amsterdam to Kampen in the province of Overijssel. Wikipedia

Born: January 25, 1585, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: May 15, 1634, Kampen, Netherlands

Brunswick Monogrammist

Painter

Description

The Brunswick Monogrammist was an anonymous Netherlandish painter, active in the mid-to-late 16th century. He painted religious scenes but also several scenes of secular merriment, including brothel and tavern scenes, and has been called “the most significant precursor of Pieter Bruegel the Elder”. Wikipedia

Died: Antwerp, Belgium

Jacob van Ruisdael

Dutch painter

Description

Jacob Isaackszoon van Ruisdael was a Dutch painter, draughtsman, and etcher. He is generally considered the pre-eminent landscape painter of the Dutch Golden Age, a period of great wealth and cultural achievement when Dutch painting became highly popular. Wikipedia

Born: 1628, Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: March 10, 1682, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Periods: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age

William Hogarth

English painter

Description

William Hogarth FRSA was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist. Wikipedia

Born: November 10, 1697, London, United Kingdom
Died: October 26, 1764, London, United Kingdom

Joseph Wright of Derby

English painter

Description

Joseph Wright ARA, styled Joseph Wright of Derby, was an English landscape and portrait painter. He has been acclaimed as “the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution.” Wikipedia

Born: September 3, 1734, Derby, United Kingdom
Died: August 29, 1797, Derby, United Kingdom
Periods: Romanticism, Rococo, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Renaissance, Realism

David Teniers the Younger

Painter

Description

David Teniers the Younger or David Teniers II was a Flemish Baroque painter, printmaker, draughtsman, miniaturist painter, staffage painter, copyist and art curator. He was an extremely versatile artist known for his prolific output. Wikipedia

Born: December 15, 1610, Antwerp, Belgium
Died: April 25, 1690, Brussels, Belgium
Period: Baroque
Art forms: Painting, Tapestry

NOTE: What is amazing for me is the genuine way of using animals (especially dogs) as strong supporting subjects in the paintings.

Animals that are moving make the scene look more uncontrolled, less set up. By painting the playing dogs next to dancing people (seen in two of Teniers paintings) makes the activity very natural since in real life is normal animals to have indirect interaction with various human movements. In the painting bellow is the happy dog playing around the dancing folks.

Jan Steen

Dutch painter

Description

Jan Havickszoon Steen was a Dutch Golden Age painter, one of the leading genre painters of the 17th century. His works are known for their psychological insight, sense of humour and abundance of colour. Wikipedia

Born: 1626, Leiden, Netherlands
Died: February 3, 1679, Leiden, Netherlands
Periods: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age

Franciszek Kostrzewski

Illustrator

Description

Franciszek Kostrzewski was a Polish illustrator, cartoonist and painter in the Realistic style. Wikipedia

Born: April 19, 1826, Poland
Died: September 30, 1911, Warsaw, Poland
Period: Realism

Jan Feliks Piwarski

Painter

Description

Jan Feliks Piwarski — was a Polish painter, curator, writer and graphic artist; one of the earliest lithographers in Poland. Wikipedia

Born: November 20, 1794, Pulawy, Poland
Died: December 17, 1859, Warsaw, Poland

Gerard ter Borch

Dutch painter

Description

Gerard ter Borch, also known as Gerard Terburg, was an influential and pioneering Dutch genre painter who lived in the Dutch Golden Age. He influenced fellow Dutch painters Gabriel Metsu, Gerrit Dou, Eglon van der Neer and Johannes Vermeer. Wikipedia

Born: December 1617, Zwolle, Netherlands
Died: December 8, 1681, Deventer, Netherlands
Periods: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Artist

Description

Pieter Bruegel the Elder was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, a painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes; he was a pioneer in making both types of subject the focus in large paintings. Wikipedia

Born: 1525, Netherlands
Died: September 9, 1569, Brussels, Belgium
On view: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, National Gallery of Art, MORE
Periods: Northern Renaissance, Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, Renaissance
Nationality: Dutch
Known for: Painting, Printmaking
Children: Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Jan Brueghel the Elder

Massacre of the Innocents, (c. 1565–1567), British Royal Collection. A much-copied painting
Netherlandish Proverbs, 1559, oil on oak wood
The Hunters in the Snow, 1565, oil on wood

Jan Brueghel the Elder

Painter

Description

Jan Brueghel the Elder was a Flemish painter and draughtsman. He was the son of the eminent Flemish Renaissance painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder. A close friend and frequent collaborator with Peter Paul Rubens, the two artists were the leading Flemish painters in the first three decades of the 17th century. Wikipedia

Born: 1568, Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 13, 1625, Antwerp, Belgium

Ivan Aivazovsky

Painter

Description

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was a Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art. Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, he was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in Crimea and was mostly based there. Wikipedia

Born: July 29, 1817, Feodosia
Died: May 2, 1900, Feodosia

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