Jan Josefsz van Goyen
(1596 - 1656)
Jan Josefsz van Goyen was active/lived in Holland. Jan van Goyen is known for figure and landscape painting.
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Jan van Goyen is considered among the greatest and most prolific of seventeenth century Dutch landscapists. van Goyen's early works, those executed prior to 1626, were clearly influenced by his most important teacher, Esias van de Velde, the first Dutch painter to abandon the mannerisms of the Flemish style in favor of more naturalistic landscape views. He then began to paint in the new Haarlem landscape idiom, distinguished by its atmospheric quality and monochromatic palette, richly varied in tone.van Goyen, Pieter de Molijn and Salomon van Ruysdael were the principal exponents of this style of painting.
van Goyen was born in Leiden in 1596, and from 1606, he studied with Leiden painters Coenraet van Schilperoort, Isaa
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