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(b Haarlem, ?1628/9; d ?Amsterdam; bur. Haarlem, 14 Mar. 1682). The greatest and most versatile of all Dutch landscape painters. In the absence of any evidence about his training, it is generally assumed that he was taught by his father Isaac, who was a painter as well as a frame maker and picture dealer (no works by him are known to survive). His uncle Salomon van Ruysdael (this distinction in spelling occurs consistently in their own signatures) presumably also played a part in his artistic education.

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