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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

 


Skaters

 


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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