Pieter de Hooch

1629 - 1684

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Pieter de Hooch (Dutch: [ˈpitər də ɦoːx], also spelled "Hoogh" or "Hooghe"; 20 December 1629 (baptised) – after 1683), was a Dutch Golden Age painter famous for his genre works of quiet domestic scenes with an open doorway. He was a contemporary, in the Delft Guild of St. Luke, of Jan Vermeer with whom his work shares themes and style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pieter de Hooch has received more than 251,598 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Pieter de Hooch is the 195th most popular painter (down from 174th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 54th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Dutch Painter.

Pieter de Hooch was a Dutch painter who is most famous for his paintings of interiors.

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Among painters, Pieter de Hooch ranks 195 out of 2,023Before him are Hans Baldung, Sonia Delaunay, Helene Schjerfbeck, Giulio Romano, Lucas Cranach the Younger, and Utamaro. After him are Pietro da Cortona, Henry Fuseli, Zdzisław Beksiński, Pisanello, Quentin Matsys, and Francesco Guardi.

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Among people born in 1629, Pieter de Hooch ranks 4Before him are Christiaan Huygens, John III Sobieski, and Alexis of Russia. After him are Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias, Gabriël Metsu, Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg, John of Austria the Younger, Narai, Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Charles II, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat. Among people deceased in 1684, Pieter de Hooch ranks 2Before him is Pierre Corneille. After him are Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Nicola Amati, Edme Mariotte, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Anne Gonzaga, Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein, Josefa de Óbidos, Antoine Gombaud, Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony, and Caspar Netscher.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Pieter de Hooch ranks 62 out of 1,646Before him are William II, Prince of Orange (1626), Sylvia Kristel (1952), Paul J. Crutzen (1933), Han van Meegeren (1889), Frederick de Houtman (1571), and Jan Tinbergen (1903). After him are Simon van der Meer (1925), Johan de Witt (1625), Gerrit Rietveld (1888), Ronald Koeman (1963), Jacob Roggeveen (1659), and Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Pieter de Hooch ranks 12Before him are Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Gerrit Dou (1613), Jan Steen (1626), Theo van Gogh (1857), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), and Han van Meegeren (1889). After him are Dieric Bouts (1415), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), Petrus Christus (1410), Saskia van Uylenburgh (1612), Lucas van Leyden (1494), and Gerard van Honthorst (1592).