(born Jan. 13, 1596, Leiden, Neth.—died April 27, 1656, The Hague) Dutch painter and etcher. He studied in Leiden and Haarlem before settling at The Hague in 1632. Confining himself primarily to the scenery of Holland, he painted on wood panels; intricate detail, low horizons, and subtle atmospheric effects characterize his work. He excelled at capturing the moods of sky and water, Dutch cities, and lowland winter scenes. A prolific draftsman, he also executed many landscape etchings. He had numerous imitators. With Salomon van Ruysdael, he was the outstanding Dutch master of tonal landscape painting in the 17th-century.
Birth Place: Leiden, Netherlands
Death Place: Hague, The, national seat of government, Netherlands
Name: Goyen, Jan (Josephszoon) van or Jan (Josephszoon) van Goyen
Activity: Dutch painter
Keywords: Hague, The, Netherlands, etching, Goyen, Jan (Josephszoon) van, Jan (Josephszoon) van Goyen, Leiden, printmaking, painting, Dutch, landscape
He was from Leiden, but from 1634 worked in The Hague. He was primarily a landscape painter, who produced many views of Dutch...
Jan Josephsz. van Goyen was a prominent Dutch landscapist who was born at Leiden. Studying under six different teachers from 1606...