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Dutch Impressionist Painter Verwey Dies

Kees Verwey, the last of the major Dutch impressionist painters, has died at age 95.

Verwey died Sunday night at his home in the northwestern Dutch city of Haarlem after a short illness, Dutch newspapers reported Monday.

Known for his watercolors, Verwey excelled in the school of painting that arrived in the Netherlands decades after its inception in France in the late 19th century.

Trained in the classic Dutch tradition of Johannes Vermeer, Verwey maintained close ties with the Dutch cultural scene throughout his life, painting portraits of well-known composers, writers and even former Queen Juliana.

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