Pieter (Boddingh) van Laer
(1599 - 1642)
Pieter (Boddingh) van Laer was active/lived in Holland. Pieter Laer is known for painting.
Biography Pieter (Boddingh) van Laer
Pieter van Laer (Il Bamboccio) 1599-1642
Baptized in Haarlem on December 14, 1599, he became a painter and print maker, active mainly in Rome, Italy. There he established a reputation as the inventor of the bambocciata (Fr. bambocciade), a variety of low-life painting characterized by its small size, naturalistic style and references to contemporary Italian popular culture. He attracted many followers in Italy, known as the BAMBOCCIANTI.
Grove Dictionary of Art