Jan Coster

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Adam de Coster (c. 1586 in Mechelen – 4 May 1643 in Antwerp) was a Flemish painter who was a prominent member of the Antwerp Caravaggisti. He is mainly known for his genre scenes with strong chiaroscuro effects. He was called a Pictor Noctium, i.e. a ‘Painter of Nights’ because of his preference for tenebrist scenes. Details about the life and trai...

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