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Paulus Potter

 (1625 - 1654)
Paulus Potter was active/lived in Netherlands.  Paulus Potter is known for cattle in landscape painting, bucolic scene.

Paulus Potter

When Paulus Potter died of tuberculosis before he was thirty years old, he had already profoundly influenced the way animals are depicted in European art.  Potter created portraits of animals, making them his picture's focus, not just a backdrop for human action.

The precocious son of a painter, his first dated work is from 1640.  He entered Delft's Guild of Saint Luke in 1646 and later moved to The Hague.  He is said to have wandered the Dutch countryside, sketchbook in hand, equally sensitive to how farm animals behave at different times of day and to light's vicissitudes from morning to dusk.

Few of his contemporaries were more attuned to nature's moods or to  ...  Displaying 750 of 1497 characters.

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About  Paulus Potter

Born:  1625 - Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Died:   1654 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Known for:  cattle in landscape painting, bucolic scene