Jan Vermeer

Painter Jan Vermeer Full Name: Jan Vermeer


Profession: Painter
Why Famous: Specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. Worked slowly and with great care, using bright colours and sometimes expensive pigments, with a preference for lapis lazuli and Indian yellow. He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work.

Born: October 31, 1632
Birthplace: Delft, Netherlands
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: December 15, 1675 (aged 43)

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