Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685)

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Author name: Adriaen van Ostade.
(1610, Haarlem -1685). Van Ostade was a member of the Haarlem guild of painters in 1647 and 1661, and Dean of the guild in 1662. From about 1640 the influence of Rembrandt is detectable in the use of light and shade in his paintings. His work influenced the scenes of peasant life painted by his short-lived younger brother, Isack, who was also a landscape painter.
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http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/adriaen-van-ostade