Biography and works of Jan Davidsz de Heem, Dutch painter of flowers

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Biography and works of Jan Davidsz de Heem (1606-1684)
Painting: Bouquet of tulips, opium poppies, convolvuli and other sorts of flowers by Jan Davidsz de Heem
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Jan Davidsz de Heem was born in Utrecht in 1606 and died in Antwerp in 1684.

Follower of his father and of Baltasar van der Ast, he has been spending a great part of his life in Antwerp.

Jan Davidsz de Heem joined the Saint Lucas' Guilde of Utecht, as a member, and the Painters' Guilde of Antwerp in 1635 or 1636.

Jan Davidsz de Heem married twice : Aletta van Weede the first time in 1625, with whom he had two sons Jansz in 1628 and Cornelis in 1631 who was also a painter ; Ana Puckers the second time in 1644 with whom he had a son Jan in 1650.

Jan Davidsz de Heem was a great painter of still-life and flower bouquets.
The main characteristics of his still-life are smart transparencies and a great mastery of light and shadows to give volume to things.

You will find at the top a painting exhibited at the National Gallery in Washington and at the bottom an other exhibited at the Leipzig's Museum.

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