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(b Amsterdam, 5 Nov. 1619; bur. Amsterdam, 6 Oct. 1688). Dutch painter, the best-known member of a family of artists. He studied with his brother Jacob (b Amsterdam, c.1615; d Amsterdam, after 1690) in Rotterdam, and Houbraken says he was also a pupil of Rembrandt in Amsterdam, where he settled in 1641. Although he painted various subjects (the poet Vondel praised his portraits and history pictures) his fame now rests on his landscapes.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)