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Avercamp Hendrick



Hendrick Avercamp (bapt. January 27, 1585, Amsterdam - buried May 15, 1634, Kampen (Overijssel)) was a Dutch painter.

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 of Kampen).

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 the landscape.

Avercamp's work 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.


Winter Landscape



Ice Landscape


A Scene on the Ice near a Town
c. 1615


Ice Scene


Winter Landscape


Winter Scene on a Canal


Winter Landscape with Skaters


Ice Scene


Winter Landscape


Winter Scene at Yselmuiden
c. 1613




A Scene on the Ice


River Landscape



Winter Landscape with Skaters


Fishermen by Moonlight


Winter landscape on the River Ijsel near Kampen


Winter landscape with a frozen river and figures


A Scene on the Ice


Winter Scene with Skaters near a Castle


Scene with a Tower to the Left


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