from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Vermeer, Jan Also known as Jan van der Meer. 1632-1675. Dutch painter noted for his interior genre scenes, in which he used to great effect his mastery of lighting and color. His works include The Lacemaker (c. 1664).

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  • n. Dutch painter renowned for his use of light (1632-1675)


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