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 Jan Van Huysum  (1682 - 1749)

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Lived/Active: Holland      Known for: lush floral arrangements and landscape painting

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Birth
1682 (Amsterdam, Holland)
 
Death
1749 (Amsterdam, Holland)

Lived/Active
Holland


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lush floral arrangements and landscape painting

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Jan van Huysum, also spelled Huijsum, (April 15, 1682, Amsterdam - February 8, 1749, Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter.

He was the brother of Jacob van Huysum, and the son of Justus van Huysum, who is said to have been expeditious in decorating doorways, screens and vases.  A picture by Justus is preserved in the gallery of Brunswick, representing "Orpheus and the Beasts in a wooded landscape", and here we have some explanation of his son's fondness for landscapes of a conventional and (showing 500 of 1764 characters).



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