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Frans Van Mieris I

 (1635 - 1681)
Frans Van Mieris I was active/lived in Netherlands.  Frans Mieris I is known for Genre and portrait painting.

Frans Van Mieris I

Frans van Mieris, the Elder (16 April 1635 - 12 March 1681),

He was a Dutch Golden Age genre and portrait painter.  The leading member of a Leiden family of painters, his sons Jan (1660-1690) and Willem (1662-1747) and his grandson Frans van Mieris the Younger (1689-1763) were also accomplished genre painters.

Frans was born and died in Leiden, where his father Jan Bastiaans van Mieris was a goldsmith, carver of rubies and diamond setter.  His father wished to train him to his own business, but Frans preferred drawing, and studied with Jacob Toorenvliet's father, Abraham Toorenvliet, a glazier who kept a school of design.  From his own father's shop he became familiar with the ways and dress of people of distinc  ...  Displaying 750 of 4728 characters.

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About  Frans Van Mieris I

Born:  1635 - Leyden, Netherlands
Died:   1681 - Leyden, Netherlands
Known for:  Genre and portrait painting