Fyt, Jan

Fyt, Jan

(yän fīt), 1611–61, Flemish animal and still-life painter and etcher. A pupil of Frans Snyders, Fyt spent 10 years in France and Italy. Returning to Antwerp in 1641, he enjoyed considerable success. He is admired for his realistic textural and lighting effects. The Metropolitan Museum has four of his studies of spoils of the hunt.
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Fyt, Jan

 

Baptized Mar. 15, 1611, in Antwerp; died there Sept. 11, 1661. Flemish painter.

Fyt, a pupil of Snyders, traveled between 1631 and 1641, visiting Paris, Rome, and other cities. He mainly painted still-lifes and hunting scenes; the human figures in his paintings were usually executed by A. Quellin and other artists. His works are noted for their decorative compositional effects, their fine rendering of plumage, fur, and fruit, and a refined, silvery palette.

REFERENCE

Libman, D. S. “Kartiny lana Feita i masterov evo kruga v GMII im. A. S. Pushkina.” In the collection Soobshcheniia Gosudarstvennogo Muzeia izobrazitel’nykh iskusstv im. A. S. Pushkina, vol. 5. Moscow, 1975.
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