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Hendrick Avercamp - Dutch Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Hendrick Avercamp (1585 - 1634)

Dutch artist, Hendrick Avercamp was deaf and nicknamed “de Stomme van Kampen” (the mute of Kampen,) the city where he lived and worked. Mostly painting winter landscapes, Avercamp’s work was colorful and depicted active scenes of winter and other activities.

Avercamp studied in Amsterdam with the Danish-born portrait painter Pieter Isaacks (1569-1625), and perhaps also with David Vinckbooms. In 1608 he moved from Amsterdam to Kampen in the province of Overijssel

Avercamp's work enjoyed great popularity and he sold his drawings, many of which were tinted with water-color, as finished pictures to be pasted into the albums of collectors. Queen Elizabeth II has an outstanding collection of his works at Windsor Castle, England.

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