Jan Fyt

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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.


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