(1687 - 1778)
Pieter Vanderlyn was active/lived in New York / Holland. Pieter Vanderlyn is known for naive portrait.
Biography Pieter Vanderlyn
A limner working in the vicinity of Albany and Kingston, New York, Pieter Vanderlyn was a portrait painter whose work is said to "overshadow the work of his contemporaries" because of characteristic "neatness, simplicity and economy of expression". (Black 41). Although the faces and figures are two-dimensional, he is credited with a richness of facial features that are divided down the middle from eyebrow to mouth. The hands tend to be large with carefully drawn fingers, and the paint is applied thinly and with restraint.
Twelve of the 20 portraits by him located so far have landscape backgrounds, often with the Hudson River, and 14 of the paintings have young people as subjects. However, his portraits are not signed, so researchers
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