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LEYSTER, Judith (1600 - 1660), Draughtsman, painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LEYSTER, Judith (1600 - 1660), Draughtsman, painter

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Dutch, 17th century, female.

Born c. 1600 or 1610, in Haarlem; died 1660, in Haarlem.

Draughtsman, painter (gouache). Genre scenes, flowers.

[not available online]The daughter of a Harlem brewer, Judith Leyster was already known as a painter in her own right by 1628, before she met Frans Hals in 1629. She became a member of the Harlem painters' guild in 1633 and in 1635 Willem Wouters

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