Abraham Van Beyeren

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Beyeren, Abraham Van

 

Born 1620 or 1621 in The Hague; died 1690 at Overschie. Dutch painter.

Beyeren worked inTheHague, painting still lifes (including fish against a sea background) and seascapes. His early still life works are simple and democratic, marked by the clearness of their composition and the sensitive rendering of material objects (Luncheon, Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow); his later still lifes became effective colorful compositions of rare viands and costly utensils (Dessert, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam).

REFERENCE

Gelder, H. E. van. W. C. Heda, A. van Beyeren. W. Kalf. Amsterdam, 1941.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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