Jan Baptist Weenix
(1621 - 1659-63)
Jan Baptist Weenix was active/lived in Netherlands. Jan Weenix is known for still life, figure, landscape paintings, ruins.
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Jan Baptist Weenix was the son of an architect from Amsterdam who probably received his first artistic education from his brother in law and from Abraham Bloemaert in Utrecht and Claes Cornelisz. Moeyaert in Amsterdam later. Weenix lived in Rome in between 1642-47, where he joined the society of the Dutch and Flemish painters, called Bentveughels. He is known in Italy under his Italian name Giovanni Battista Weenix. He was extremely successful received commissions to paint for the pope amongst others. Two years after his return to Utrecht, he joined the St. Luke's guild specializing in Italianate landscapes and becoming very successful. His works hangs, amongst the others, in many US-American museums, in the Wallace Collection in London, in
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