POST, Pieter Jansz
(b. 1608, Haarlem, d. 1669, 's Gravenhage)
Pieter Post was one of the outstanding Dutch architects of the 17th century and he also occasionally painted. He was a landscapist as well as a battle painter, and is credited with painting figures in several Saenredam's architectural views, but he is better known as an architect who received commissions from the stadholders, the States General, the city of The Hague, and other municipalities in the Northern Netherlands. Pieter also designed Huis ten Bosch, Amalia van Solms's "villa suburbana" near The Hague. He accompanied Prince John Maurice to Brazil and created a colonial classicism at Pernambuco.
His brother Frans was a landscape painter.