Cesar van Everdingen

Datesabout 1617 - 1678
BornAlkmaar, The Netherlands
DiedAlkmaar, The Netherlands

Cesar van Everdingen hailed from a distinguished family of artists that included his younger brother Allart van Everdingen, a noted draftsman and engraver. Although Cesar spent most of his life in his native Alkmaar, The Netherlands, scholars associate him with the Haarlem school of painting. The Haarlem school painters created idealized, classicizing history paintings and genre in the mid-1600s. Everdingen's paintings similarly emphasized draftsmanship, but the sensuality and prominence of his figures distinguishes his pictures from others of the Haarlem school.