Friday, January 27, 2017

Hendrick Avercamp

January 27, 1585. Hendrick Avercamp (January 27, 1585 (bapt.) - May 15, 1634 (buried)) was a Dutch painter. Avercamp was born in Amsterdam, where he studied with the Danish-born portrait painter Pieter Isaacks (1569 - 1625), and perhaps also with David Vinckboons. In 1608 he moved from Amsterdam to Kampen in the province of Overijssel. Avercamp was mute and was known as "de Stomme van Kampen" (the mute of Kampen). In this image: A Hendrick Avercamp painting entitled "Ice Scene with Golfers," more than 300 years old, showing a golfer dressed like a costumed duffer of today, is part of an exhibit at Washington's National Gallery of Art showing how the newly-rich of Rembrandt's time indulged a taste for curios as well as painting.

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