Gerrit Dou

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Gerrit Dou

Netherlands , painter and draftsman

Born 1613 - Died 1675

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Mode

Personal

master of

student of

teacher of

  • Maton, Bartholomeus (c.1643-)
  • Mieris, Frans van (1635-1681)
  • Moor, Carel de (1655-1738)
  • Schalcken, Godfried (1643-1706)

Institutional

founder of

  • Guild of St Luke at Leiden from 1648

22 October 2017 to 21 January 2018

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting Inspiration and Rivalry


6th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001


This landmark exhibition examines the artistic exchanges among Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries from the mid-1650s to around 1680, when they reached the height of their technical ability and mastery of genre painting, or depictions of daily life. The exhibition brings together nearly 70 works by Vermeer and his fellow painters, including Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris, Caspar Netscher, and Jan Steen, who lived in various towns throughout the Dutch Republic, from Delft and Deventer to Amsterdam and Leiden. Juxtaposing paintings related by theme, motif, and composition, the exhibition explores how these artists inspired, rivaled, surpassed, and pushed each other to greater artistic achievement.

Image courtesy of Don Kurtz

Image courtesy of Don Kurtz

Image courtesy of Don Kurtz