Frans Snyders

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Snyders, Frans


(also Snijders). Baptized Nov. 11, 1579, in Antwerp; died there Aug. 19, 1657. Flemish painter.

Snyders studied under P. Brueghel the Younger and H. van Balen. He worked on several paintings together with P. P. Rubens. From 1602 (?) to 1609 he lived in Italy. Snyders was the greatest Flemish master of still life and animal portrayal; the human figures in his paintings were done by J. Jordaens, A. Janssens, and other artists. Snyders’ monumental works, for example, Still Life with a Swan (17th century; A. S. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow), are distinguished for their sweeping composition and skillfull rendering of texture, as well as for the vigorous force of their imagery.


Levinson-Lessing, V. F. Sneiders i flamandskii natiurmort. Leningrad, 1926.
Robeis, H. “Frans Snyders’ Entwicklung als Stillebenmaler.” Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch, 1969, vol. 31, pp. 43-94. [23–1890–]
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
-- The Katz Group reduced its presence in the United States earlier this year, selling the pharmacy business and other assets of 25 Snyders Drug Stores locations in Minnesota to Walgreen Co.
-- The newest Snyders drug store here is not really a Snyders outlet at all.
The Snyders combined their skills in art, historical research and industrial design to bring Petroleum Centre to life for the diorama's June debut at Oil Creek State Park, south of Titusville, Penn.
has agreed to purchase the pharmacy business and other assets of 25 Snyders Drug Stores locations in Minnesota.
-- Snyders Drug Stores, acquired by Katz Group North America in 1999, has downsized a bit, now operating 28 corporate stores while servicing 30 independent retailers in the upper Midwest.
-- For almost 80 years Snyders Drug Stores has been the leading chain drug retailer based in Minnesota.
-- The Chain Drug Consortium LLC (CDC) has announced that Snyders Drug Stores has joined the buying group.