Jan Steen (1626-1679) was a genre painter in the 17th century Netherlands.
Jan Steen Summary:
- His parents ran a tavern called The Red Halber.
- Besides painting everyday scenes, also known as genre painting, he also enjoyed painting portraits.
- There is a Dutch proverb usually attributed to messy households that pays homage to the scenes he created.
- He liked to use his family members as models.
- Steen liked to employ satirical and allegorical ideas in his paintings.
Jan Steen Famous Paintings:
- The World Upside Down (1663)
- Feast of Saint Nicholas (1660-1665)
- The Dancing Couple (1663)
- Celebrating the Birth (1664)
- The Merry Family (1668)
- Rhetoricians at a Window (1663-1665)