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Johannes Vermeer

Dutch, 1632–1675

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Johannes Vermeer

Dutch, 1632–1675

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Johannes Vermeer is best known for his meticulously rendered images of women in light-filled domestic interiors. A slow and methodical painter, Vermeer produced relatively few paintings (34 have been attributed to him) but was a modest celebrity in his hometown of Delft during his lifetime. After he died, he fell into obscurity until the 19th century when he was rediscovered by German art historian Gustav Friedrich Waagen and French journalist and art critic Théophile Thoré-Bürger. Vermeer is now considered one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.

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Group show at a major institution
National Gallery of Victoria, and 1 more
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Collected by a major institution
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
The New Yorker, and 1 more
Biography

Johannes Vermeer is best known for his meticulously rendered images of women in light-filled domestic interiors. A slow and methodical painter, Vermeer produced relatively few paintings (34 have been attributed to him) but was a modest celebrity in his hometown of Delft during his lifetime. After he died, he fell into obscurity until the 19th century when he was rediscovered by German art historian Gustav Friedrich Waagen and French journalist and art critic Théophile Thoré-Bürger. Vermeer is now considered one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
National Gallery of Victoria, and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
The New Yorker, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Johannes Vermeer
The Hidden Masterpieces of the Rijksmuseum
Oct 11th, 2019
The Hidden Masterpieces of the Rijksmuseum
Understanding Vermeer’s Mysteries, beyond “Girl with a Pearl Earring”
Jul 19th, 2019
Understanding Vermeer’s Mysteries, beyond “Girl with a Pearl Earring”
The Painting Techniques of 5 Famous Artists, from Botticelli to Vermeer
May 10th, 2019
The Painting Techniques of 5 Famous Artists, from Botticelli to Vermeer
Vermeer’s Paintings Are Strikingly Realistic. Did He Trace Them?
Oct 6th, 2017
Vermeer’s Paintings Are Strikingly Realistic. Did He Trace Them?
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