Jan van Goyen received drawing and painting lessons from the age of ten, studying with various Haarlem artists including Coenraet van Schilperoort, Isaack van Swanenburch and Jan de Man. In 1617, he spent a year studying with the painter Esaias van de Velde. Around 1629, his painting style changed, his cheerful use of colour made way for soberer tints. Nature took a central place. This new landscape style is known as the 'monochrome' or 'tonal' landscape.
Jan van Goyen
Leiden 1596 - Den Haag 1656