Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne
(1589 - 1662)
Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne was active/lived in Holland. Adriaen Venne is known for allegory, genre and portrait painting, book illustration, satire.
Biography Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne
Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne (1589 - November 12, 1662), was a versatile Dutch Golden Age* painter of allegories, genre subjects and portraits, as well as a miniaturist, book-illustrator and designer of political satires and a versifier.
Van de Venne was born in Delft. According to Houbraken he learned Latin in Leiden. He learned to paint from the master goldsmith and painter Simon de Valk, and afterwards learned engraving from Jeronimus van Diest, a good painter of grisailles.* He then moved to Middelburg in 1614 where he was influenced by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Pieter Brueghel the Elder.
His political painting Fishers of Men, 1614, is an ironic commentary on the Catholic and Protestant troubles of the Eighty Yea
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