Aert de Gelder

1645-1727 Netherlands-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Aert de Gelder from Dordrecht, Holland, was born in 1645. He first studied under Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten in his home town and finished his apprenticeship under Rembrandt in Amsterdam within two years. Unlike most of Rembrandt's students who abandoned his style on leaving his studio, Gelder continued with his style throughout his life. He painted portraits and Biblical works and surrounded his studio walls with items to paint as backdrops in his paintings. Gelder was a successful portraitist, and his works sometimes mistakenly attributed to Rembrandt. He died in Amsterdam in 1727.

 

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King David

King David

Ahimelech

Ahimelech Giving the Sword of Goliath to David

Gerard de Lairesse

Gerard de Lairesse

Esther and Mordecai

Esther and Mordecai

Self-Portrait-

Self-Portrait-Painting an Old Woman

Wandering Musician

Wandering Musician

Old Testament

Old Testament Scene

Portrait of a Boy

Portrait of a Boy

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

The Jewish Bride

The Jewish Bride

Simeon-s Song

Simeon-s Song of Praise