David Colijns

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Annunciation to the shepherds (circa 1641)
Adoration by the shepherds (1641)

David Colijns (1582–c.1665) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


Colijns was born in Rotterdam. According to Houbraken he painted historical allegories from the bible, especially with a great many figures.[1]

According to the RKD he was the son of Chrispiaen Colijn and in 1621 he became the teacher of Salomon Koninck, and later of Jacob Koninck (ca. 1615-ca.1695).[2] Several religious paintings by his hand hang in the Centraal Museum.[2] He died in Amsterdam.


  1. ^ (in Dutch) David Colyns Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ a b David Colijns in the RKD