Jan Havicksz. Steen
Jan Havicksz Steen was born in Leiden in 1626, the son of a brewer. Educated at a Latin school, in 1646 he enrolled at Leiden university yet never graduated. Instead, he took an apprenticeship as a painter, although little is known about this. Steen painted a huge number of works, especially genre paintings showing cheerful people having fun. He also painted portraits, as well as historical scenes. Jan Steen is buried in St Pieter's church in Leiden.
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