National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

image: Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered; October 26, 2008 to January 11, 2009

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Exhibition Feature
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Exhibition Brochure
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Exhibition Catalogue excerpt
Jan Lievens: Bringing New Light to an Old Master
by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.
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Works by
Jan Lievens
in the Gallery's Collection

Notable Lecture:
Jan Lievens: Out of Rembrandt's Shadow; Jan Lievens in Black and White: Etchings, Woodcuts and Collaborations in Print
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NGA Backstory:
Jan Lievens, Part 1: The Leiden Years (1620–1632)
Step behind the scenes of a world-class museum with host Barbara Tempchin and Arthur Wheelock, curator of northern baroque painting, National Gallery of Art
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Jan Lievens, Part 2: London and Antwerp (1632–1644)
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Jan Lievens, Part 3: Return to the Netherlands (1644–1674)
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NGAkids Interactive
Dutch Dollhouse
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Education Resource
Painting in the Dutch Golden Age: A Profile of the Seventeenth Century

View Related Collection Tours
Rembrandt's Religious Etchings

Dutch and Flemish Painting of the 16th-17th Centuries

Visit the
The Dutch Cabinet Galleries
in the National Gallery's West Building, Main Floor

View online Exhibitions
Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits

Gerritt Dou: Master Painter in the Age of Rembrandt

In-depth study of Rembrandt's
Abraham Entertaining the Angels

Press Materials
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Image: Jan Lievens, Bearded Man with a Beret, c. 1630Jan Lievens began his career in Leiden as a friend and rival of Rembrandt, but he soon aspired to an international career, moving to London and Antwerp before returning to Amsterdam for the last 30 years of his life. One of the most fascinating and enigmatic Dutch artists of the 17th century, Lievens was a daring and innovative painter, printmaker, and draftsman, who created a wide range of memorable works, from religious and allegorical subjects to landscapes, head studies, and formal portraits. With loans from collections in England, Europe, and America, the exhibition presents 55 paintings—several of them newly discovered—as well as about 30 prints and 50 drawings. The exhibition will provide an opportunity to reassess Lieven's career and artistic contributions.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam.

Sponsor: The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is the national sponsor of the exhibition.

The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Isabel and Alfred Bader and anonymous donors in honor of George M. Kaufman.

The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.