Dutch Artist

Jan Steen | Baroque Era painter

Jan Steen, in full Jan Havickszoon Steen, ( born c. 1625, Leiden, Netherlands - died February 3, 1679, Leiden ), Dutch painter** of genre, or everyday, scenes, often lively interiors bearing a moralizing theme. Steen is unique among leading 17th-century Dutch painters** for his humour; he has often been compared to the French comic playwright Molière, his contemporary, and indeed both men treated life as a vast comedy of manners.

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