Gerard van Honthorst

Gerard van Honthorst

Gerard van Honthorst (1592-1656) was a painter during the Dutch Golden Age and a member of the Utrecht School.

Gerard van Honthorst Summary:

  • He is the son of artisan painter Abraham Bloemart and trained under him.
  • Honthorst moved to Italy where his leading patrons were noblemen.
  • His style and scenes are similar to that of Italian painter Caravaggio as seen in his use of chiaroscuro in his tavern and religious scenes.
  • Following his return to the Netherlands, he became dean at the Utrecht Guild of St. Luke in 1625-1626.
  • He painted for the court of Charles I in England.

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