(c. 1614 - 1670)
Jan Mytens was active/lived in Netherlands. Jan Mytens is known for painting.
Biography Jan Mytens
Jan Mijtens was one of the leading portrait painters in The Hague in the 17th century. He was born into a large family of painters, which included his uncle Daniel Mijtens the Elder. Jan was probably taught under Daniel Mijtens as well as another uncle, before being accepted as a master by the guild of Saint Luke in The Hague in 1639.
Along with genre and history paintings, Mijtens is most well known for his individual and group portraits. His patrons included the family of the Stadtholder, and aristocracy in The Hague. Additionally, Mijtens painted a large family portrait for Oranienburg palace for Elector Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg.
The gift for capturing elegance, combined with his technical p
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