Johannes Vermeer

1632 - 1675

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Johannes Vermeer ( vər-MEER, vər-MAIR, Dutch: [vərˈmeːr], see below; also known as Jan Vermeer; October 1632 – 15 December 1675) was a Dutch Baroque Period painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. During his lifetime, he was a moderately successful provincial genre painter, recognized in Delft and The Hague. Nonetheless, he produced relatively few paintings and evidently was not wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death.Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, and frequently used very expensive pigments. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Vermeer has received more than 4,146,543 page views. His biography is available in 101 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). Johannes Vermeer is the 9th most popular painter (up from 13th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Netherlands and the 3rd most popular Painter.

Johannes Vermeer is most famous for his paintings of domestic scenes, such as "Girl with a Pearl Earring."

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Among painters, Johannes Vermeer ranks 9 out of 1,421Before him are Pablo Picasso, Raphael, Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalí, and Claude Monet. After him are Peter Paul Rubens, Albrecht Dürer, Edvard Munch, Caravaggio, Francisco Goya, and Sandro Botticelli.

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Among people born in 1632, Johannes Vermeer ranks 2Before him is John Locke. After him are Baruch Spinoza, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Samuel von Pufendorf, Christopher Wren, Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Jean Mabillon, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Michael I Apafi, and Adam Frans van der Meulen. Among people deceased in 1675, Johannes Vermeer ranks 1After him are Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne, Gerrit Dou, 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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Among people born in Netherlands, Johannes Vermeer ranks 3 out of 1,427Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853) and Rembrandt (1606). After him are Erasmus (1466), Baruch Spinoza (1632), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Piet Mondrian (1872), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Johan Cruyff (1947), Christiaan Huygens (1629), and Hugo Grotius (1583).

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Among painters born in Netherlands, Johannes Vermeer ranks 3Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853) and Rembrandt (1606). After him are Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Piet Mondrian (1872), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Jan Steen (1626), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Han van Meegeren (1889), Pieter de Hooch (1629), Theo van Gogh (1857), and Dieric Bouts (1415).