Gaspar Van Wittel
(1652/53 - 1736)
Gaspar Van Wittel was active/lived in Italy, Holland. Gaspar Van Wittel is known for river scene paintings, veduta, topography, drawing.
Biography Gaspar Van Wittel
Caspar van Wittel or Gaspar van Wittel (born Jasper Adriaensz van Wittel; 1652 or 1653 – September 13, 1736), known in Italian as Gaspare Vanvitelli (IPA: or Gasparo degli Occhiali, was a Dutch painter and draughtsman who had a long career in Rome. He played a pivotal role in the development of the genre of topographical painting known as "veduta". He is credited with turning topography into a painterly specialism in Italian art.
Van Wittel was born into a Roman Catholic family. His father was a cart maker. Caspar studied painting in Amersfoort with the relatively obscure Thomas Jansz van Veenendaal for 4 or 5 years and then with the better known Matthias Withoos for 7 years.
His first extant works were made in Hoorn in
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