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Jacob Adriaensz Backer was a Dutch Golden Age painter, who produced more than 140 works during the course of his career. His subject matter varied from religious and mythological subjects to portraits. He influenced other painters such as Rubens and Wybrand de Geest. Backer is best known for his drawings of male nudes. The paintings and drawings that he created are among his best works.

His works influenced his contemporaries and were noted for their monumentality. He used vivid colors, balanced large compositions, and used assured brushstrokes. His paintings possessed a distinct, directness, which he was able to convey with a great degree of realism. His incisive, exacting studies centered on facial expression. His portraits were of the city's elite.

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