|Dates||1660 - 1704|
|Born||Haarlem, The Netherlands|
|Died||Haarlem, The Netherlands|
Like his teacher, Adriaen van Ostade, Cornelis Dusart specialized in depicting the everyday life of the Dutch lower class. It was only after his teacher's death that Dusart developed his own, more refined style.
Dusart was born in Haarlem in 1660, the son of a church organist. In his late teens, he studied painting with Van Ostade, and his earliest works relied heavily on his teacher's
Dusart's depictions of peasants drinking and carousing were probably not intended as moral lessons about vice, but rather, served as a form of comedy. The satirical side of Dusart's art reflected popular theater, and his published prints had an impact on Dutch