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Adam Pijnacker

Schiedam 1620/1621 - Amsterdam 1673

Adam Pijnacker or Pynacker travelled to Italy in 1645 and stayed there until 1648. Pijnacker presumably travelled to the south for trade. He probably only started his painting career after returning to the Netherlands. The earliest work dates from 1650. He became one of the most important Italianates, together with Jan Both, Nicolaes Berchem and Jan Asselyn. In 1656, Pijnacker moved to Schiedam and in 1661 to Amsterdam. In this period, his landscapes became more dramatic and his canvases became larger.

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