Philips Wouwerman

1619 - 1668

Born in Haarlem, the son of the painter Paulus Wouwerman, he was probably trained by his father and by Frans Hals. His work was influenced by the landscapes of Jan Wijnants and by the scenes of Italian peasant life of Pieter van Laer, who returned to Haarlem from Rome in 1638.

Wouwerman became a member of the Haarlem painters' guild in 1640 and his earliest dated paintings are of 1646.