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Jan Vermeer

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Jan Vermeer Biography

The esthetic tastes of the modern day rank Jan Vermeer as one of the most original painters of 17th century Holland, despite the fact that he created no more than forty or so paintings. He remained relatively ignored during his own brief lifetime, and only in the 19th century his work was highly appreciated. Johannes (Jan) Vermeer (also known as Jan van der Meer, or Jan Vermeer van Delft) was born in 1632, the second child of Reynier Janszoon Vos and Digna Baltens. Reynier, besides his other businesses, was an art dealer and had relations with some artists of his time, including Balthasar van der Ast, Pieter Steenwyck, and Pieter Groenewesen.

Jan Vermeer 35 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Jan Vermeer Bibliography

Vermeer of Delft by. Yu. Zolotov. Moscow. 1995.

Painting of Western Europe. XVII century. by E. Rotenberg. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1989.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

Vermeer: A View of Delft by Anthony Bailey. Henry Holt & Company, Inc., 2001.

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. Plume, 2001.

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland. Penguin USA, 2000.

Vermeer: The Complete Works by Arthur K., Jr Wheelock, Johannes Vermeer. Harry N Abrams, 1997.