Gerrit Dou - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Gerrit Dou

Style: Baroque;Dutch Golden Age

Place: Leiden

Born: 1613

Death: 1675

Nationality: Netherlands


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 specialised in genre scenes and is noted for his trompe l'oeil "niche" paintings and candlelit night-scenes with strong chiaroscuro. His first instruc...