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Jan Minse
Molenar

Netherlands 
1610−1668
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Jan Mince-Molenard was born in Harlem between 1600 and 1610, probably studied with Fr. Halsa and worked first in the manner of the genre writers of his school; later influenced by Rembrandt and A. van Ostade. He painted scenes of common life, distinguished by the liveliness of the figures depicted, often comic and a clear, warm color. He died in 1668. Of his paintings, very common in public and private collections, the most famous are: "Village Holiday" (in the Hague Gallery), "Five Senses" (five paintings, ibid.), "Violinist and Singing Peasants", " Violinist in a peasant family "," Peasant peasants "(all three in the Dresden gallery.)," Artist's workshop "," Square singer "," Village tire "(all three in the Berlin museum)," Evening prayer "," Lady at the harpsichord "(both in the Amsterdam Museum)," Peasant Family "(in the Hermitage, in St. Petersburg)

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