Biography of Dujardin, Karel (Dutch painter and printmaker, 1626-1678)
|Name||Dujardin, Karel (Dutch painter and printmaker, 1626-1678)|
|Biographical notes||Dujardin was probably born in Amsterdam, the son of a painter. He was possibly trained in the studio of Nicholaes Berchem in Haarlem. He painted Italianate landscapes, genre scenes, subjects from mythology and classical history , and portraits. Dujardin was in Italy sometime between 1640-50. He visited France, and painted in The Hague and Amsterdam, before returning to Italy (1675) and then visiting Tangier. He died in Venice.
It is possible that he was the pupil of Nicolaes Berchem, and is part of the 2nd generation Dutch Italianates. Likely that he went to Italy in around 1652. He had settled in The Hague by 1656, and was a founder member of the Confrerie de Pictura, a group that turned its back on the city's Guild of St. Luke. In 1659 he had returned to Amsterdam producing religious and history paintings. He was in Italy again in 1675, stopping at Tangiers and then Rome. He died in Venice in 1678.