Bartholomeus van der Helst

Artist (Netherlands)

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Bartholomeus van der Helst (1613-1670) Born in Haarlem in 1613, Bartholomeus van der Helst learned his trade as a painter in Amsterdam. As a young artist he soon enjoyed considerable fame, as his prestigious commissions testify. The enormous civic guard portraits that he painted in the early 1640s reveal Van der Helst's talent for composing large groups of figures and for...

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