Reference Entry

KALF, Willem (1619 - 1693), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KALF, Willem (1619 - 1693), Painter

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 1619, in Rotterdam; died 31 July 1693, in Amsterdam, suddenly.

Painter. Genre scenes, interiors with figures, still-lifes, vegetables.

Amsterdam School.

[not available online]After studying with Heindrick Pot, a painter of history and portraits, Willem Kalf abandoned these heroic, solemn subjects to concentrate exclusively on painting realistic subjects, particularly still-lifes.

His works are generally of medium size; the majority are painted

Reference Entry.  1577 words. 

Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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