About the artist
Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was a Dutch Baroque painter who is known for his masterful use of light and colour. He was a member of the Delft School, a group of Dutch Golden Age painters who were active in the city of Delft. Vermeer's works are known for their realism and attention to detail, and his use of light and colour has been widely admired. He was also known for his use of symbolism and allegory in his works. Vermeer's personal life is largely unknown, but it is believed that he had a large family and was a successful art dealer.
Also associated with: Dutch Baroque, Delft School, Dutch Golden Age, realism, light and colour, symbolism and allegory, art dealer.