Bernhard Keil

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Bernhard Keil or Keyl (1624 – 3 February 1687) was a Danish Baroque painter who became a pupil of Rembrandt.


Keil was born in Helsingør. According to the RKD he was a pupil of the Danish painter Morten Steenwinkel, who became a pupil of Rembrandt in Amsterdam in the years 1642-1644.[1] In 1645-1648 he was with Hendrick Uylenburgh and he had a workshop of his own in the years 1649-1651.[1] In 1656 he travelled to Rome, and is registered there until 1687, when he died.[1] He also worked in Bergamo and Venice.[1] He was influenced by Jan Lievens and in turn influenced the painters Pietro Bellotti (1627-1700), Antonio Cifrondi, and Giacomo Francesco Cipper.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Bernhard Keil in the RKD