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Willem Kalf

1619 - 1693

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Willem Kalf (1619 – 31 July 1693) was one of the most prominent Dutch still-life painters of the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age. We first get acquainted with Willem Kalf through Arnold Houbraken, in his Groot Schilderboek, who speaks very highly of him. In fact, Kalf was a highly regarded and celebrated artist during his own lifetime. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willem Kalf has received more than 87,969 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Willem Kalf is the 528th most popular painter (down from 501st in 2019), the 209th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 197th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Dutch Painter.

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Among painters, Willem Kalf ranks 528 out of 1,421Before him are Pieter Lastman, Carlo Dolci, Michael Sittow, Hugo Simberg, Thomas Lawrence, and Clara Peeters. After him are Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Kunisada, Philips Wouwerman, Jules Joseph Lefebvre, John William Godward, and Roelant Savery.

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Among people born in 1619, Willem Kalf ranks 9Before him are Cyrano de Bergerac, Jan van Riebeeck, Hyojong of Joseon, Barbara Strozzi, Francesco Morosini, and Anne Geneviève de Bourbon. After him are Philips Wouwerman, Anna Catherine Constance Vasa, Jacob Stainer, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Princess Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg, and Matthias Weckmann. Among people deceased in 1693, Willem Kalf ranks 6Before him are Mehmed IV, Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, Madame de La Fayette, and Ihara Saikaku. After him are Nicolaes Maes, Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma, Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, Elisabeth Hevelius, Maria van Oosterwijck, and John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Willem Kalf ranks 209 out of 1,427Before him are Gerard 't Hooft (1946), Salomon van Ruysdael (1602), Nicolaes Tulp (1593), Pieter Lastman (1583), L. E. J. Brouwer (1881), and Gaius Julius Civilis (25). After him are Theo Jansen (1948), Jan Janszoon (1570), Philips Wouwerman (1619), Erwin Koeman (1961), Philip William, Prince of Orange (1554), and Willem Drees (1886).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Willem Kalf ranks 50Before him are Rachel Ruysch (1664), Anton Mauve (1838), Jan Davidsz. de Heem (1606), Johan Jongkind (1819), Salomon van Ruysdael (1602), and Pieter Lastman (1583). After him are Philips Wouwerman (1619), Nicolaes Maes (1634), Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten (1627), Bartholomeus van der Helst (1613), Otto van Veen (1556), and Pieter van Laer (1599).