Friday, July 21, 2017

Born on this day in 1577: Adam Willaerts





Adam Willaerts (21 July 1577 – 4 April 1664) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. Willaerts (occasionally Willarts, Willers) was born in London to Flemish parents who had fled from Antwerp for religious reasons. By 1585 the family lived in Leiden. From 1597 until his death, Adam lived and worked in Utrecht. He became a member of the Utrecht Guild of St. Luke in 1611 and subsequently became its dean in 1620. His sons Cornelis, Abraham, and Isaac followed in his footsteps.

He was known as a painter of river and canal pieces, coastal landscapes, fish-markets, processions, and genre scenes. He also painted villages and marine battle scenes.

Images from Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Willaerts 

https://rkd.nl/nl/explore/artists/84577

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

Another artist formerly unknown to me. Very nice classical pieces here. I really love the pieces with the ships. So realistic!