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 Gerrit Dou  (1613 - 1675)

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Lived/Active: Netherlands/Holland      Known for: trompe l'oeil genre and portrait painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Gerrit Dou
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Birth
1613 (Leiden, Holland)
 
Death
1675 (Leiden, Holland)

Lived/Active
Netherlands/Holland


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trompe l'oeil genre and portrait painting

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Gerrit Dou (April 7, 1613 – February 9, 1675), also known as Gerard and Douw or Dow, was a Dutch Golden Age* painter, whose small, highly-polished paintings are typical of the Leiden fijnschilders.  He specialized in genre scenes and is noted for (showing 500 of 5003 characters).



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