(1616 - 1680)
Ferdinand Bol was active/lived in Netherlands. Ferdinand Bol is known for portrait and figure painting.
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Biography Ferdinand Bol
Ferdinand Bol, a Dutch portrait, history scene and still-life painter
who was a student of Rembrandt van Rijn, was born in Dordrecht,
Holland in 1616. He studied in Rembrandt's studio around 1635,
and this association had a strong influence on the early painting of
Bol, but as he got older, his palette became increasingly lighter and
distanced from his Master.
Bol was the son of a successful surgeon, and his early art training,
before he studied with Rembrandt, was in his home town of
Dordrecht. The fact that in 1640, he was a legal witness to a
document about Saskia, the wife of Rembrandt, suggests he was then a
studio assistant and likely close to the family.
By 1642, he set up his
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