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Willem Cornelisz Duyster

1599-1635 Netherlands/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Willem Cornelisz Duyster of Amsterdam began his art career as a portraitist but quickly converted to genre scenes. Finally, he became dedicated to mainly painting military settings. He was a student and friend of the artist Pieter Codd, but their friendship ended with a drunken brawl at a party. His expected talents were to equal that of great masters of his time; unfortunately, Duyster died of the plague at the young age of thirty-six.

 

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Interior with
Soldiers

Interior with Soldiers

A
Man

A Man

Card-Playing
Soldiers

Card-Playing Soldiers

A Standing
Officer

A Standing Officer

Soldiers By a
Fireplace

Soldiers By a Fireplace

Family Group with
a Black Man

Family Group with a Black Man

Music-Making
Couple

Music-Making Couple

Soldiers Fighting
over Booty

Soldiers Fighting over Booty in a Barn

Carnival
Clowns

Carnival Clowns

Tric-Trac
Players

Tric-Trac Players

The
Music Party

The Music Party

The
Marauders

The Marauders

Wedding
Party

Wedding Party