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Gerrit Dou

1613 - 1675

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Gerrit Dou (7 April 1613 – 9 February 1675), also known as Gerard Douw or Dow, was a Dutch Golden Age painter, whose small, highly polished paintings are typical of the Leiden fijnschilders. He specialised in genre scenes and is noted for his trompe-l'œil "niche" paintings and candlelit night-scenes with strong chiaroscuro. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerrit Dou has received more than 192,070 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Gerrit Dou is the 285th most popular painter (down from 274th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 98th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Dutch Painter.

Gerrit Dou is most famous for his paintings of beautiful women.

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Among painters, Gerrit Dou ranks 285 out of 1,421Before him are Joachim Patinir, Félix Vallotton, Salvator Rosa, Carlo Carrà, Angela Hitler, and Antoni Tàpies. After him are Francesco Melzi, Max Beckmann, John Singer Sargent, Baldassare Peruzzi, Adriaen van Ostade, and Anselm Kiefer.

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Among people born in 1613, Gerrit Dou ranks 3Before him are François de La Rochefoucauld and André Le Nôtre. After him are Claude Perrault, Carl Gustaf Wrangel, John George II, Elector of Saxony, Bartholomeus van der Helst, Mattia Preti, Giovanni Pietro Bellori, Jean François Paul de Gondi, Luisa de Guzmán, and Khushal Khattak. Among people deceased in 1675, Gerrit Dou ranks 3Before him are Johannes Vermeer and Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne. After him are Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy, James Gregory, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Thomas Willis, Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, Gilles de Roberval, Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, and Leopoldo de' Medici.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Gerrit Dou ranks 104 out of 1,427Before him are Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692), Leo Beenhakker (1942), Rob Rensenbrink (1947), Multatuli (1820), Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (1967), and Louise of the Netherlands (1828). After him are Adriaen van Ostade (1610), Jan Swammerdam (1637), Marinus van der Lubbe (1909), Menno Simons (1496), Pier Gerlofs Donia (1480), and Isabelle de Charrière (1740).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Gerrit Dou ranks 24Before him are Gerard David (1450), Willem de Kooning (1904), Kees van Dongen (1877), Jan van Goyen (1596), Hendrick Avercamp (1585), and Gerard ter Borch (1617). After him are Adriaen van Ostade (1610), Pieter Aertsen (1508), Paulus Potter (1625), Gabriël Metsu (1629), Willem Claesz. Heda (1594), and Meindert Hobbema (1638).