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Ferdinand Bol

 (1616 - 1680)
Ferdinand Bol was active/lived in Netherlands.  Ferdinand Bol is known for portrait and figure painting.

SELF-PORTRAIT, BEHIND A PARAPET

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. 

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