KAMPER, Godaert
(b. ca. 1613, Düsseldorf, d. 1679, Leiden)


German painter active in the Netherlands. In 1633 he moved to Leiden, where he married in 1644. Between 1648 and 1658 he was a member of the Painters' Guild of Saint Luke in Leiden. In 1659 he moved to Amsterdam. From 1663-1672 he lived in Naarden, where he painted portraits, especially group portraits, among which that of the regents of the orphanage. In 1674 he returned to Leiden.

He produced genre paintings, landscapes and portraits. His genre scenes are made in an elegant style reminiscent of the style of Anthonie Palamedesz. In the landscapes he followed the work of seventeenth-century Dutch masters, especially Aert van der Neer and Meindert Hobbema.

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