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Gerrit Dou

 (1613 - 1675)
Gerrit Dou was active/lived in Netherlands, Holland.  Gerrit Dou is known for trompe l'oeil genre and portrait painting.

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Gerrit Dou

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Gerrit Dou (April 7, 1613 - February 9, 1675), also known as Gerard and Douw or Dow, was a Dutch Golden Age* painter, whose small, highly-polished paintings are typical of the Leiden fijnschilders.  He specialized in genre scenes and is noted for his trompe l'oeil* "niche" paintings and candlelit night-scenes with strong chiaroscuro*.

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About  Gerrit Dou

Born:  1613 - Leiden, Holland
Died:   1675 - Leiden, Holland
Known for:  trompe l'oeil genre and portrait painting