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Van der Faes, Pieter (Lely, Peter, Sir)

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Born: 1618 AD
Died: 1680 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Painters, Portrait Painter

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1618 - Born in Westphalia to Dutch parents whose real name was van der Faess. Dutch-English painter.

1637 - He trained in Haarlem and became a Master of the Haarlem Guild.

1647 - He became a freeman of the Painter-Stainers’ Company and his early English paintings were influenced by Van Dyck and Dutch baroque style.

1660 - Charles II appointed Lely his Principal Painter in Ordinary.

1662 - He became an English subject.

1680 - Lely received the honor of a knighthood.

         -  He died in the same year and was buried in St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden, the fashionable area where he had lived and worked.

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