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 Abraham Brueghel



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Abraham Brueghel (16311690) was a Flemish painter from the famous family of artists. He was the son of Jan Brueghel the Younger, the grandson of Jan Brueghel the Elder and the great-grandson of Pieter Brueghel the Elder.

Abraham was born in Antwerp, where he spent most of his youth. Much of his artistic training came from his father, Jan Brueghel the Younger. Abraham showed great promise as an artist from an early age, and started to make a name for himself in his teenage years.

In 1649, at the age of 18, Abraham went to Italy to serve under commission for Prince Antonio Ruffo in Sicily. It was the first of many commissions in which Abraham demonstrated his artistic abilities in drawing floral still lifes. He became a member of the Bentvueghels with the nickname Ryngraaf, which is how he signed the bentbrief of Abraham Genoels II.

Ten years later, in 1659, Brueghel moved to Rome, Italy and married an Italian woman less than a year later. He continued painting portraits of objects in nature, and in 1670 he was invited into the Accademia di San Luca, a Roman academy designated for giving a higher level of education for artists.

A year later, Abraham moved to Naples, Italy, where he remained until his death in 1690.






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