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Nicolaes Maes

 (1634 - 1693)
Nicolaes Maes was active/lived in Netherlands.  Nicolaes Maes is known for Genre painting.

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Nicolaes Maes


Nicolaes Maes, Dutch   1634 - 1693

Nicolaes Maes was born in Dordrecht, Holland.  His first lessons in art were under a mediocre painter whom he left in 1650 for the studio of Rembrandt where he remained for four years.

From about 1653 until his return to Holland in 1673, Maes lived in Dordrecht.  There he adopted the popular and Flemish style of the time which emphasized colors and ornate forms.  The artist finally settled in Amsterdam where he spent the remainder of his life.

Houbraken, a biographer of the time, states of Maes that "he was quiet and courteous in manner, that he enjoyed society and entertaining, and was of a cheerful and happy disposition until the last year of his life, whe  ...  Displaying 750 of 1641 characters.




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About  Nicolaes Maes

Born:  1634 - Dordrecht, Holland
Died:   1693 - Amsterdam
Known for:  Genre painting