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(b ?Leiden, ?c.1460; d ?Haarlem, ?c.1490). Netherlandish painter, active in Haarlem, where he was the outstanding artist of his day. Almost nothing is known of his career, but van Mander says that he was a pupil of Ouwater and that he died when he was about 28. His name means ‘Little Gerard of the Brethren of St John’, after the Order in Haarlem of which he was a lay brother. For the monastery church of the Brethren he painted his only documented work, a triptych of the Crucifixion, of which two large panels (originally two sides of a wing) survive (KH Mus.

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