Pieter Aertsen

1508 - 1575

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Pieter Aertsen (1508 – 2 June 1575), called Lange Piet ("Tall Pete") because of his height, was a Dutch painter in the style of Northern Mannerism. He is credited with the invention of the monumental genre scene, which combines still life and genre painting and often also includes a biblical scene in the background. He was active in his native city Amsterdam but also worked for a long period in Antwerp, then the centre of artistic life in the Netherlands.His genre scenes were influential on later Flemish Baroque painting, Dutch still life painting and also in Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pieter Aertsen has received more than 101,240 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Pieter Aertsen is the 266th most popular painter (up from 300th in 2019), the 93rd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 109th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Dutch Painter.

Pieter Aertsen is most famous for his paintings of daily life in the Netherlands.

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Among painters, Pieter Aertsen ranks 266 out of 1,428Before him are Francesco Guardi, Jacques Callot, Henri Fantin-Latour, Jan Brueghel the Younger, François Gérard, and Orazio Gentileschi. After him are Frans Snyders, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Joachim Patinir, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Francesco Hayez, and Max Beckmann.

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Among people born in 1508, Pieter Aertsen ranks 5Before him are Andrea Palladio, Jane Seymour, Humayun, and Nikola IV Zrinski. After him are Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, Primož Trubar, Marin Držić, Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, and Gemma Frisius. Among people deceased in 1575, Pieter Aertsen ranks 2Before him is Claude of France. After him are Joseph Karo, Heinrich Bullinger, Antonis Mor, Matthias Flacius, Jan Matsys, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt, Marcin Bielski, Francesco Maurolico, and Sophia Jagiellon, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Pieter Aertsen ranks 93 out of 1,209Before him are Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562), Willem de Kooning (1904), Herman Boerhaave (1668), Hendrick Avercamp (1585), Kees van Dongen (1877), and Multatuli (1820). After him are Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930), Marinus van der Lubbe (1909), Claus Sluter (1340), Gerard David (1450), Gerrit Dou (1613), and Gerard ter Borch (1617).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Pieter Aertsen ranks 21Before him are Lucas van Leyden (1494), Han van Meegeren (1889), Jan van Goyen (1596), Willem de Kooning (1904), Hendrick Avercamp (1585), and Kees van Dongen (1877). After him are Gerard David (1450), Gerrit Dou (1613), Gerard ter Borch (1617), Carel Fabritius (1622), Gabriël Metsu (1629), and Judith Leyster (1609).