Who is Barent Fabritius?

By Gwylym Owen

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Barent or Bernard Pietersz Fabritius (or Fabricius) (16 November 1624 (bapt.) – 20 October 1673 (buried)), was a Dutch painter.

Fabritius was born at Middenbeemster, North Holland, the son of Pieter Carelsz. Fabritius. He studied gone his brothers Johannes and Carel Fabritius, and probably later than Rembrandt as well. He was a painter of biblical subjects (The three angels since Abraham, The presentation in the temple), mythical and historical scenes, in auxiliary to expressive portraits. He died in Amsterdam.

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