(b. 1619, Amsterdam, d. 1676, East Indies)
Dutch painter, one of Rembrandt's lesser known pupils, who joined Rembrandt's studio around 1635. He was far from being a genius and his life was a hard one. He tried to make a living by giving nurcing assistance to families stricken by the plague, and he died during a voyage to the East Indies where he was hoping to retrieve his fortunes.