Jan Davidsz de Heem

 

Jan Davidsz. de Heem (c.1606 - 1684), was a still life painter who was active in Utrecht and Antwerp. He is a major representative of that genre in both Dutch and Flemish Baroque painting. His still lifes included fruit pieces, vanitas still lifes and flower pieces, but he is best known for his ornate or sumptuous still lifes, the so-called 'pronkstillevens'.[2] Some of his works are displays of abundance; others, only a festoon or a nosegay.

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