Famous Dutch Artists

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 1 Rembrandt

Rembrandt
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 15, 1606
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leiden
Died: October 4, 1669

Rembrandt was a Dutch printmaker, painter, and draughtsman. A master in three major art media, Rembrandt is widely considered the most important visual artist in Dutch art history and one of the greatest of all time. He is also considered the greatest etcher in the history of printmaking. His life and work inspired several films, including the 1936 movie Rembrandt.

 2 Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 31, 1632
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delft
Died: December 15, 1675

Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter renowned for his use of light in paintings. Although he did not achieve fame during his lifetime, Vermeer's works gained popularity in the 19th century. Today, Vermeer is often counted among the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Over the years, Vermeer's work has inspired artists like Wilhelm Hammershoi and Thomas Wilmer Dewing.

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 3 Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1450 AD
Birthplace: Burgundian Netherlands
Died: August 9, 1516
Hieronymus Bosch was a Dutch painter and a significant figure of the Early Netherlandish painting school. Most of his works are made of oil on oak wood and consist of religious themes and dark depictions of Hell. One of his notable works is The Garden of Earthly Delights.

 4 Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian
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Famous As: Dutch Painter
Birthdate: March 7, 1872
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died: February 1, 1944

Dutch painter Piet Mondrian is remembered for pioneering what is known as 20th-century abstract art. He co-founded the De Stijl art movement with Theo van Doesburg and gave rise to Neoplasticism. His art was influenced by Cubism. Many of his paintings consist of geometric shapes in particular sets of colors.

 5 Sylvia Kristel

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Famous As: Singer, Film actor, Film director, Actor, Model, Painter, Adult Film Star, Autobiographer, Biographer
Birthdate: September 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utrecht
Died: October 17, 2012

 6 Jeroen Krabbe

Jeroen Krabbe
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Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: December 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 7 Theo Jansen

Theo Jansen
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Famous As: sculptor, artist, visual artist, painter, opera singer
Birthdate: March 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Hague
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 8 Theo van Doesburg

Theo van Doesburg
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Famous As: Poet, Painter, Architect, Writer, Graphic designer, Photographer
Birthdate: August 30, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Utrecht
Died: March 7, 1931

 9 Jacob van Ruisdael

Jacob van Ruisdael
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1628 AD
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: March 10, 1682

 10 Jan Steen

Jan Steen
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Famous As: Genre Painter
Birthdate: 1626 AD
Birthplace: Leiden
Died: February 3, 1679

Jan Steen was a Dutch Golden Age painter, counted among the leading genre painters of the 17th century. Born into a wealthy family, he received training under prominent painter Nicolaes Knupfer. For several years, he worked with renowned landscape painter Jan van Goyen, whose daughter he later married. He painted portraits, still life, and historical, mythological, and religious scenes.

 11 Iepe Rubingh

Iepe Rubingh
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: May 8, 2020

 12 Judith Leyster

Judith Leyster
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 28, 1609
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: February 10, 1660

 13 Rachel Ruysch

Rachel Ruysch
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Famous As: Botanical illustrator, Painter
Birthdate: June 3, 1664
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Died: August 12, 1750

 14 Karel Appel

Karel Appel
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Poet
Birthdate: April 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: May 3, 2006

Karel Appel was a Dutch poet, painter, and sculptor. He is credited with co-founding COBRA, a European avant-garde movement that was active from 1948 to 1951. He is also credited with establishing the Karel Appel Foundation, which aims at preserving his artworks. Many of his works are displayed at museums all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art.

 15 Pieter de Hooch

Pieter de Hooch
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Famous As: Dutch painter
Birthdate: December 20, 1629
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 24, 1684

 16 Maarten van Heemskerck

Maarten van Heemskerck
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 1, 1498
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Heemskerk, Netherlands
Died: October 1, 1574

 17 Gabriël Metsu

Gabriël Metsu
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 31, 1629
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: October 24, 1667

 18 Hendrick Avercamp

Hendrick Avercamp
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Famous As: painter
Birthdate: January 27, 1585
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Died: May 15, 1634

 19 Jan Davidsz. de Heem

Jan Davidsz. de Heem
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 17, 1606
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: April 26, 1684

 20 Gerard David

Gerard David
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1460 AD
Birthplace: Oudewater, Netherlands
Died: August 13, 1523

 21 Gerard ter Borch

Gerard ter Borch
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 30, 1617
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zwolle, Netherlands
Died: December 8, 1681

 22 Aelbert Cuyp

Aelbert Cuyp
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Famous As: Dutch Landscape Painter
Birthdate: October 20, 1620
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
Died: November 15, 1691

Aelbert Cuyp was one of the most important Dutch Golden Age painters renowned for painting beautiful landscapes. Also known for his skills as a draftsman, Aelbert Cuyp is best remembered for his most famous work, River Landscape.

 23 Dieric Bouts

Dieric Bouts
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Haarlem
Died: May 6, 1475

 24 Lucas van Leyden

Lucas van Leyden
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1494 AD
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: September 8, 1533

 25 Rien Poortvliet

Rien Poortvliet
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schiedam, Netherlands
Died: September 15, 1995

 26 Hendrick ter Brugghen

Hendrick ter Brugghen
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1588 AD
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: November 1, 1629

 27 Jan van Goyen

Jan van Goyen
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 13, 1596
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: April 27, 1656

 28 Paulus Potter

Paulus Potter
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 20, 1625
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Enkhuizen
Died: January 17, 1654

 29 Adriaen van Ostade

Adriaen van Ostade
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 10, 1610
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: May 2, 1685

 30 Bartholomeus van der Helst

Bartholomeus van der Helst
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1613 AD
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: December 16, 1670

 31 Dirck van Baburen

Dirck van Baburen
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1595 AD
Birthplace: Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands
Died: February 21, 1624

 32 Nicolaes Maes

Nicolaes Maes
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 31, 1634
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
Died: December 24, 1693

 33 Willem Claesz Heda

Willem Claesz Heda
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 14, 1594
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: 1680 AD

 34 Pieter Lastman

Pieter Lastman
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1583 AD
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: April 4, 1633

 35 Willem Kalf

Willem Kalf
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1619 AD
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: July 31, 1693

 36 Abraham Bloemaert

Abraham Bloemaert
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 25, 1566
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gorinchem, Netherlands
Died: January 27, 1651

 37 Geertgen tot Sint Jans

Geertgen tot Sint Jans
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1465 AD
Birthplace: Leiden, Burgundian Netherlands
Died: 1495 AD

 38 Jan Lievens

Jan Lievens
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 24, 1607
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: June 4, 1674

 39 Govert Flinck

Govert Flinck
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 25, 1615
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kleve, Germany
Died: February 2, 1660

 40 Aert de Gelder

Aert de Gelder
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 26, 1645
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
Died: August 27, 1727

 41 Bartholomaeus Spranger

Bartholomaeus Spranger
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 21, 1546
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: June 27, 1611

 42 Martin van Meytens

Martin van Meytens
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 24, 1695
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 23, 1770

 43 Johan Jongkind

Johan Jongkind
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 3, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Overijssel, Netherlands
Died: February 9, 1891

 44 Hercules Seghers

Hercules Seghers
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1589 AD
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: 1637 AD

 45 Jacques van Meegeren

Jacques van Meegeren
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Famous As: illustrator, Painter
Birthdate: August 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rijswijk, Netherlands
Died: October 26, 1977

 46 Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft

Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 16, 1581
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: May 21, 1647

 47 Hendrik Goltzius

Hendrik Goltzius
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Famous As: painter
Birthdate: January 31, 1558
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Venlo
Died: January 1, 1617

 48 Melchior de Hondecoeter

Melchior de Hondecoeter
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1636 AD
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: April 3, 1695

 49 Paul Bril

Paul Bril
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1554 AD
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: October 7, 1626

 50 Aert van der Neer

Aert van der Neer
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1603 AD
Birthplace: Gorinchem, Netherlands
Died: November 9, 1677