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Murnau-Staffelsee I (detail), 1908, oil on paper laid on board by Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
(b Liège, 5 Nov. 1735; d Liège, 25 Feb. 1805). Flemish painter. He travelled a good deal and a visit to Holland in 1773 gave him a love for 17th-century Dutch genre painting, which influenced the lively scenes of contemporary life in which he specialized (Brigands Dividing Booty, c.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)
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