During the Dutch Golden Age, which spanned for most part of the 17th century, art burgeoned and thrived at full galore. Interestingly, artists worked on distinct genres of paintings and produced bulk of their works. Right from historic paintings that included allegories and popular religious subjects to portrait painting, genre painting, landscape painting and still life, Dutch paintings covered variety of subjects and topics. Some of the earliest known works of Dutch art date back to the 14th and 15th century by painters such as Gerard David, Jan Maelwael and Wilhelm Vrelant. The golden period of Dutch art saw the rise of many prominent artists, whose contribution helped establish the Dutch golden age that was marked by great artistic wealth and cultural achievements. Rembrandt was one of the greatest Dutch painters and artists of that time. Other well-renowned painters of the Golden period include Johannes Veneer, Jan Steen, Willem van Aelst, Carel Fabritius, Gabriel Metsu, Willem Kalf, Paulus Potter and so on. Read this section to know more about the life and works of Dutch painters.
Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh

30 March 1853


15 July 1606

Piet MondrianPiet Mondrian

07 March 1872

Johannes VermeerJohannes Vermeer

31 October 1632

Jan SteenJan Steen

1626 AD

Karel Appel Karel Appel

25 April 1921

Aelbert CuypAelbert Cuyp

20 October 1620

Paulus PotterPaulus Potter

20 November 1625

Lizzy AnsinghLizzy Ansingh

13 March 1875

Pieter Bruegel the ElderPieter Bruegel the Elder

1525 AD

Sylvia KristelSylvia Kristel

28 September 1952

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Willem de KooningWillem de Kooning

24 April 1904

Theo van DoesburgTheo van Doesburg

30 August 1883

Rachel RuyschRachel Ruysch

03 June 1664

Hendrick AvercampHendrick Avercamp

27 January 1585

Philippe de ChampaignePhilippe de Champaigne

26 May 1602

Peter LelyPeter Lely

14 September 1618

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Hendrik GoltziusHendrik Goltzius

31 January 1558

Maarten van HeemskerckMaarten van Heemskerck

01 June 1498

Dieric BoutsDieric Bouts

Jan Davidsz. de HeemJan Davidsz. de Heem

17 April 1606

Gerard ter BorchGerard ter Borch

30 November 1617

Jacob CatsJacob Cats

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Caspar van WittelCaspar van Wittel
Jacob de WitJacob de Wit

Willem Claeszoon HedaWillem Claeszoon Heda

14 December 1594

Jan van GoolJan van Gool

Jacob Isaakszoon van RuysdaelJacob Isaakszoon van Ruysdael

1628 AD