Famous Painters from the Netherlands

List of notable or famous painters from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top painters born in the Netherlands and even some popular painters who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch painters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These painters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known painter from the Netherlands is included when available.

People here include everything from Gerard David to Marlene Dumas.

This historic painters from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch painters of note?" and "Who are the most famous painters from the Netherlands?" These prominent painters of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch painters.

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  • Caspar Netscher
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    Caspar (or Gaspar) Netscher (1639 – January 15, 1684) was a Dutch portrait and genre painter. He was a master in depicting oriental rugs, silk and brocade and introduced an international style to the Northern Netherlands.
    • Age: Dec. at 45 (1639-1684)
    • Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
  • Dirk Langendijk
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    Dirk Langendijk (Rotterdam, 8 March 1748 – Rotterdam, 15 December 1805), written as Langendyk in his day, was a Dutch draughtsman, painter and etcher. He produced mainly depictions of land and sea battles and other military scenes from the Dutch Patriottentijd (circa 1780–1800) and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (from 1792).
    • Age: Dec. at 57 (1748-1805)
    • Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Emanuel de Witte
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    Emanuel de Witte (1617–1692) was a Dutch perspective painter. In contrast to Pieter Jansz Saenredam, who emphasized architectural accuracy, De Witte was more concerned with the atmosphere of his interiors. Though few in number, de Witte also produced genre paintings.
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1617-1692)
    • Birthplace: Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • Eugène Brands (January 15, 1913 - January 15, 2002 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter, an early member of the COBRA avant-garde art movement. In 1946, Eugène Brands participated in the group exhibition "Young Painters" in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, where a whole room was filled with his work. In 1948 he joined the Experimental Group Holland, and in November 1949 he showcased his artwork in the "International exhibition of experimental art". Meanwhile, the Experimental Group became one of the founders of the Cobra movement, and he was one of the artists contributing to the founding statement in the group's art magazine Reflex. However, differences of opinion and disagreements resulted ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 89 (1913-2002)
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Faber Heeresma

    • Age: Dec. at 30 (1939-1969)
  • Gerard David
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    Gerard David (c. 1460 – 13 August 1523) was an Early Netherlandish painter and manuscript illuminator known for his brilliant use of color. Only a bare outline of his life survives, although some facts are known. He may have been the Meester gheraet van brugghe who became a master of the Antwerp guild in 1515. He was very successful in his lifetime and probably ran two workshops, in Antwerp and Bruges. Like many painters of his period, his reputation diminished in the 17th century until he was rediscovered in the 19th century.
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1460-1523)
    • Birthplace: Oudewater, Netherlands