Adriaen Brouwer

1605 - 1638

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Adriaen Brouwer (c. 1605, in Oudenaarde – January 1638, in Antwerp) was a Flemish painter active in Flanders and the Dutch Republic in the first half of the 17th century. Brouwer was an important innovator of genre painting through his vivid depictions of peasants, soldiers and other "lower class" individuals engaged in drinking, smoking, card or dice playing, fighting, music making etc. in taverns or rural settings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adriaen Brouwer has received more than 127,380 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Adriaen Brouwer is the 323rd most popular painter (up from 373rd in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 131st in 2019) and the 21st most popular Belgian Painter.

Adriaen Brouwer is most famous for his paintings of peasants, drunkards, and other common people.

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Among painters, Adriaen Brouwer ranks 323 out of 1,428Before him are Polygnotus, Jan Gossaert, William Holman Hunt, Paulus Potter, Vasily Vereshchagin, and Karl Bryullov. After him are Willem Claesz. Heda, Daniele da Volterra, Émile Bernard, Niccolò dell'Abbate, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, and Pierre Mignard.

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Among people born in 1605, Adriaen Brouwer ranks 3Before him are Philip IV of Spain and Tianqi Emperor. After him are Giacomo Carissimi, Fatma Sultan, Patriarch Nikon of Moscow, Semyon Dezhnev, Thomas Browne, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Simon Dach, and Jean-Baptiste Tavernier. Among people deceased in 1638, Adriaen Brouwer ranks 4Before him are Cornelius Jansen, Ivan Gundulić, and François Leclerc du Tremblay. After him are Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg, Johannes Althusius, Amakusa Shirō, Peter Minuit, Cyril Lucaris, John Harvard, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, and Cornelis van Haarlem.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Adriaen Brouwer ranks 116 out of 899Before him are Karel van Mander (1548), Joseph Plateau (1801), Morris (1923), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), François Vatel (1631), and Pierre Louÿs (1870). After him are Jean-Marie Pfaff (1953), Auguste Perret (1874), Petrus Plancius (1552), Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502), Marguerite Porete (1250), and Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria (1724).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Adriaen Brouwer ranks 21Before him are Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Frans Snyders (1579), Joachim Patinir (1480), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), David Teniers the Younger (1610), and Karel van Mander (1548). After him are Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502), Bartholomeus Spranger (1546), Félicien Rops (1833), Fernand Khnopff (1858), Constantin Meunier (1831), and Barthélemy d'Eyck (1420).