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 Frans Van Mieris I  (1635 - 1681)

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Lived/Active: Netherlands      Known for: Genre and portrait painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Frans Mieris I
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Birth
1635 (Leyden, Netherlands)
 
Death
1681 (Leyden, Netherlands)

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Netherlands


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Genre and portrait painting

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Frans van Mieris, the Elder (16 April 1635 – 12 March 1681),

He was a Dutch Golden Age genre and portrait painter.  The leading member of a Leiden family of painters, his sons Jan (1660–1690) and Willem (1662–1747) and his grandson Frans van Mieris the Younger (1689–1763) were also accomplished genre painters.

Frans was born and died in Leiden, where his father Jan Bastiaans van Mieris was a goldsmith, carver of rubies and diamond setter.  His father wished to train him t (showing 500 of 4732 characters).



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