Jan van Bijlert

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Jan van Bijlert
Portrait de Jan Van Bijlert.jpg
Jean Bylert,engraving by Pieter de Bailliu after a self-portrait 1649, published in Het Gulden Cabinet p 117
Born Jan Van Bijlert
1597
Utrecht
Died 1671 (aged 73–74)
Utrecht
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque
At the procuress, National Museum in Warsaw.

Jan Hermansz van Bijlert (1597 or 1598 – November 1671) was a Dutch portrait painter in the style of Caravaggio.

Biography[edit]

Jan van Bijlert was born at Utrecht, the son of a the stained glass worker Herman Beernts van Bijlert, and became a student of Abraham Bloemaert.[1] He moved to Amsterdam, where he married in 1625.[1] He travelled in France and Italy on a Grand Tour. In Rome in 1621 he became a founding member of the painters' circle known as the Bentvueghels with the nickname "Aeneas" along with Cornelis van Poelenburch and Willem Molijn.[1] In 1625 he was back in Utrecht, where after he married, he became a member of the schutterij and in 1630 became a member of the Utrecht Guild of St. Luke and the Reformed church.[1] During the years 1632-1637 he was active as deacon of the guild, and in 1634 he was appointed regent of the Sint-Jobsgasthuis. In 1639 he helped form a painter's school, the "Schilders-College", where he served as regent. He died in Utrecht.

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References
  1. ^ a b c d Jan van Bijlert in the RKD
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