• Hendrick Avercamp. Born on this day in 1584

    5 monthes ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    January 27, 1585. Hendrick Avercamp - May 15, 1634 ) 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". In this image: Hendrick Avercamp, IJsgezicht met jager die een otter toont. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
    Avercamp probably painted in his studio on the basis of sketches he had made in the winter. Avercamp is famous even abroad for his...
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