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Abraham Lambertsz van den Tempel

Abraham Lambertsz van den Tempel

Painter from the Northern Netherlands
Abraham Lambertsz van den Tempel
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Intro Painter from the Northern Netherlands
A.K.A. Abraham van den Tempel, Abraham Lambertsz. Van Den Tempel, Abraham Lam...
Was Painter
From Netherlands
Type Arts
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1622, Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
Death 8 October 1672, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands (aged 50 years)
Family
Father: Lambert Jacobsz
Abraham Lambertsz van den Tempel
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Biography

Abraham van den Tempel (c.1622 – 8 October 1672) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

Biography

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He probably learned painting from his father, also a painter, but who died when he was still quite young, in 1636. That is the same year that he moved to Amsterdam, where he stayed until 1647, whereupon he moved to Leiden. According to Houbraken he was the son of a Mennonite preacher in Leeuwarden who was a respected art teacher. His father was Lambert Jacobsz (or Jacobszoon), who had taught Govert Flinck and Jacob Adriaensz Backer in their youth, both of whom were artists from Mennonite families. Abraham took the name Tempel because when he studied in Leiden, he lived in a house there with a relief of a Tempel in the keystone. He became a pupil of Jacob Backer, and studied mathematics at Leiden University. He met with great success with the Leiden city council, earning several generous commissions, including a series of three large allegorical paintings on the cloth industry of Leiden for the Cloth Hall which still hang in their original place today in the Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal.

He became master of the Guild of St. Luke in 1657 and in 1659 he was chartermaster. In 1660 he returned to Amsterdam. His pupils were Frans van Mieris the Elder, Carel de Moor, Michiel van Musscher, Ary de Vois, and Isaac Paling.

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