Baroque Artists

  • Apr 30, 1579

    Frans Snyders (1579-1657)

    Frans Snyders was born in Antwerp and studied under Pieter Brueghel the Younger. He was a member of a circle of artists including Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, and Jan Brueghel the Elder that helped to make the city into a center of artistic development. Snyders specialized in animal painting, often depicting hunting scenes. He also produced some still-life paintings. He also often assisted Rubens by painting the animals and still-life portions of the master’s paintings.
  • Massimo Stanzione (1585-1656)

    Massimo Stanzione was born in Naples, Italy and eventually was in charge of the busiest workshop in the city. He was heavily influenced by Caravaggism, but his sophisticated and graceful style earned him the nickname The Neapolitan Guido Reni. Many of Stanzione’s works are still in churches around Naples, including his greatest work Lamentation in the Certosa di S. Martino. It is likely that Stanzione perished during the plague of 1656.
  • Simon Vouet (1590-1649)

    A Baroque Artist in the 1500's and the 1600's
  • Jacob Duck, (1600-1667)

    Jacob Duck was born and trained in Utrecht and was an apprentice in the Guild of Saint Luke beginning in 1621. He became a master a decade later and established a presence in Utrecht, Haarlem, and Wijk bij Durrstede before settling in The Hague in 1656. With the onset of the Thirty Years’ War, Duck began creating paintings and etchings of soldiers, a genre which became a popular around that time. He also depicted contemporary scenes that depicted tavern scenes and held moral symbolism.
  • Alonso Cano (1601- 1667)

    Alonso Cano was born in Granada but worked in a variety of cities across Spain, including Seville, Madrid, Valencia, and Malaga. He worked as a sculptor, architect, painter, and draughtsman. He was in Seville from 1614 to 1638 studying under painter, Pacheco and sculptor, Montanes. He then moved to Madrid and became the painter to Count-Duke Olivares and restored paintings for Philip IV. Cano also had a history of breaking the law. He was imprisoned for debt, wounded in a fight with a colleague,
  • Jan Victors (1619-1676)

    Student of Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Victors painted mostly large paintings of biblical subjects but he also did portraits, genre scenes, and historical subjects. After 1650, he began painting mostly street life, influenced by Pieter Lastman and Abraham Bloemaert. Not long after, Victors quit painting to become a ziekentrooster “comforter of the sick” for the Dutch East India Company. His position took him to the East Indies in 1676 where he died later that year.
  • Lambert Doomer (1624-1700)

    Lambert Doomer was first trained by his father who was a frame and cabinetmaker. By the 1640’s, he was probably training to be a painter under Rembrandt van Rijn, one of his father’s framing customers. Doomer is known primarily for his topographical drawings based on his travels in France and the Netherlands. He lived in Alkmaar in the northwest Netherlands from 1669 to 1695. Then in the 1670’s, he sold copies of previously made drawings and produced a many new ones that constituted a quarter of
  • Paulus Potter (1625- 1654)

    Paulus Potter was the son of a painter and entered the Delft Guild of Saint Luke in 1646. He later moved to The Hague where he spent time in the Dutch countryside, sketching farm animals and the landscape. Dr. Nicolas Tulp persuaded Potter to moved to Amsterdam and became his mentor. During this period, he began etching and his prints were as successful as his paintings.
  • Jan Steen (1626-1679)

    Jan Steen was the son of a successful brewer and began studying at the Leyden University in 1646. Two years later, he helped to found the Leyden Guild of Saint Luke, possibly studying under Nikolaus Knupfer. Steen moved around quite a bit, living the The Hague and Haarlem before returning to Leyden to run a tavern. He also leased a brewery in Delft and married Jan van Goyen’s daughter. Many of Steen’s painting were humorous depictions of tavern scenes, although he also produced quiet interior sc
  • Ludolf Bakhuizen (1631-1708)

    Ludolf Bakhuizen painted mostly marine subjects, becoming the most famous painter of his genre in Holland in 1672. This shift in his career occurred when the leading marine painters, the van de Veldes, moved to England. Although Bakhuizen’s work was successful in depicting the movement of the ships, it never had the same expression as the van de Veldes’ paintings. Working in Amsterdam, he produced work for many notable clients from Holland and other countries.
  • Francis Bird (1667-1731)

    English sculptor, Francis Bird first trained in Flanders before visiting Rome. He worked in a Baroque style. Bird’s most recognized work is the Conversion of St. Paul located in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.