Gerard Dou

Artist (Netherlands)

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Gerard Dou (1613-1675) As the son of a glass engraver, Gerard Dou began by learning to engrave and paint glass. In 1628, he was apprenticed to Rembrandt. Here Dou learned the art of chiaroscuro, the contrast of light and shade which became his speciality: his candlelit scenes became all the rage. Dou’s genre paintings also sold for high prices. His meticulous style was hi...

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