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Johannes Vermeer was one of the greatest Dutch artists though his talent was relatively unknown during his lifetime. There is little known about this artist in his early years, but he was born in 1632 in the Netherlands. His father was a silk weaver until 1631 when he purchased an inn and became an art dealer. With this connection to the art world as well as an implied apprenticeship for six years at the age of 15, Vermeer launched his career as an artist. In 1653, he joined the painters’ guild of Saint Luke which required a six year apprenticeship. That same year, Vermeer married Catharina Bolnes, a wealthy Catholic divorcée. He converted to Catholicism and moved into her house in Delft where he and his family remained throughout his life. During his short art career, his paintings demanded a high cost, so he was able to support his wife and eleven children.
To learn more: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/verm/hd_verm.htm
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