WYNANTS, Jan
(b. ca. 1630, Haarlem, d. 1684, Amsterdam)

Biography

Jan Wynants (Wijnants), Dutch landscape painter, active first in Haarlem, then from 1660 in Amsterdam, where he also kept an inn, but was still always in debt. He specialized in landscapes with dunes and sandy roads, inspired by the countryside around Haarlem - unpretentious, naturalistic views that were favourites with collectors in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Wynants was prolific and his work is in many public collections. Adriaen van de Velde was his pupil and Gainsborough was among the artists he influenced.



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