Avercamp (bapt. January 27, 1585,
Amsterdam - buried May 15, 1634, Kampen (Overijssel)) was a Dutch
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 was deaf and was known as "de Stomme van Kampen" (the mute
As one of the first
landscape painters of the 17th-century Dutch school, he specialized
in painting the Netherlands in winter. Avercamp's paintings are
colorful and lively, with carefully crafted images of the people in
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.