Abraham van Beijeren

 

Abraham van Beijeren (c. 1620 - 1690) was a Dutch Baroque painter of still lifes. Little recognized in his day and initially active as a marine painter, he is now considered one of the most important painters of still lifes, and in particular still lifes of fish and sumptuous still lifes of luxurious objects. Van Beijeren signed his canvases with the monogram AVB and invariably failed to include a date. He generally used a fairly broad technique and brown tonalities with some precision of detail. Van Beijeren was likely familiar with the other Dutch painters of pronkstillevens such as Pieter Claesz and Willem Claeszoon Heda who were specialists in monochrome banquet still lives.

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