On the life and work of Jacob van Ruisdael - Muurmeesters

Jacob van Ruisdael

Wall Master's View of Haarlem with the Bleacher Woods in the Foreground Painter Jacob Van Ruisdael 2 1

CA. 1628-1682

The Life of Jacob van Ruisdael

The Haarlem native Jacob started painting at an early age. His first work dates from 1646. Besides being a painter, Ruisdael was also a doctor. Ruisdael was probably taught by his father, but his uncle, the artist Salomon van Ruysdael, must also have been a great influence.

The work of Van Ruisdael

Jacob painted not only forest landscapes with large central motifs - ruins, watermills, oaks - but also town and seascapes. Ruisdael's compositions are often more imposing than reality. Ruisdael travelled to gain inspiration for his paintings and made many drawings. There are also a few etchings known by him. Around 1656 Jacob van Ruisdael moved to Amsterdam. He lived and worked there until his death in 1682.

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