(b. ca. 1655, d. ca. 1706, Leiden)


Dutch painter. Presumably working in Leiden, Leermans has been identified as the creator of the group portrait of the regents of the Leiden St. Elizabeth's hospital in 1667. His style is mostly in line with that of the Leiden fine painters.

He remains a rather obscure artist, of whom little biographical details are known. He was a painter of portraits, genre scenes, and religious themes. It is not known with certainty if Leermans was one of Gerrit Dou's many pupils, but there is scholarly consensus that Leermans was active in the immediate circle of Dou or at least that he was highly influenced by this prominent master.

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