Bartholomeus van der Helst (1613-1670)


Bartholomeus van der Helst (1613-1670)
Dutch Golden Age portrait, genre, history & religious painter ;
Bartholomeus vander Helst ;
[Born 1613 in Haarlem, Netherlands – died December 16, 1670 in Amsterdam, Netherlands]


FAD record control number: 40527

Record level: Person

Record type: Artist


Bartholomeus van der Helst (1613-1670) biography:

Birth: 1613 in Haarlem, Netherlands ;
Death: December 16, 1670 in Amsterdam, Netherlands ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
[unknown] ;

Known for: Portrait painting ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: People ; religion ; mythology ; history ;

Areas: Haarlem, Netherlands ; Amsterdam, Netherlands ;
Region: Europe ;
Lived: Haarlem, Netherlands ; Amsterdam, Netherlands ;
Father: Lodewijck Lowys van der Helst (1578-?), innkeeper ;
Mother: Aaltje (Bartels) van der Helst (?-1636), second wife and mother to the artist ;
Spouse: Anna du Pire (1618-1679), wife, married 1636 ;
Children: Susanna van der Helst (1638-1703), daughter ; Lodewijk van der Helst (1642-ca.1680/4), son, also a portrait painter ; Johannes van der Helst (1649-?), son ; 3 other children ;

Training: Private study under Nicolaes Eliaszoon Pickenoy (1588-1654/6) [possibly] ;
Instructors: Nicolaes Eliaszoon Pickenoy (1588-1654/6) [possibly] ;
Work: Ludolf Bakhuizen (1630-1708), marine painter was a collaborator with the artist ;

Students: Lodewijk van der Helst (1642-ca.1684) ; Marcus Waltes (ca.1635-?) (1650) ;

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October 5, 2018

Last updated: March 28, 2020 at 2:06 am

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