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(b Dordrecht, Jan. 1634; bur. Amsterdam, 24 Dec. 1693). Dutch painter. In about 1648 Maes became a pupil of Rembrandt in Amsterdam, staying there until 1653, when he returned to his native Dordrecht. In his early years he concentrated on genre pictures, rather sentimental in approach, but distinguished by deep glowing colours he had learnt from his master. Old women sleeping, praying, or reading the Bible were favourite subjects.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)