Abraham van Beyeren

Dutch (1620 / 1621 - 1690)
Abraham van Beyeren Still Life with Fruit and Game about 1660 reproduced courtesy of Ger Eenens Collection, The Netherlands.

Biography

Born 1620 / 1621
Died 1690
Nationality Dutch
Birth place The Hague
Death place Overschie

Born and trained in The Hague, Abraham van Beyeren led a restless life. He worked in his hometown as well as Leiden, Delft, Amsterdam, Alkmaar, Gouda, and Overschie, where he died. Van Beyeren started out as a painter of seascapes but from the early 1650s onwards, he turned to still lifes. Best known for his paintings showing fish, he is also one of the most important Dutch painters of ‘pronkstillevens’ (Dutch for ‘sumptuous still lifes’).