Author name: Carel Fabritius
(1622, Middenbeemster, Dutch Republic - 1654, Delft, Dutch Republic). He was a Dutch painter and one of Rembrandt's most gifted pupils. In the early 1640s he studied at Rembrandt's studio in Amsterdam, along with his brother Barent Fabritius. In the early 1650s he moved to Delft, and joined the Delft painters' guild in 1652. He died young, caught in the explosion of the Delft gunpowder magazine on October 12, 1654, which destroyed a quarter of the city, along with his studio and many of his paintings. Only about a dozen paintings have survived.