Jan van Os
(1744 - 1808)
Jan van Os was active/lived in Holland. Jan van Os is known for lush fruit and floral still life, figure and landscape painting.
Biography Jan van Os
Jan van Os (1744 - 1808) was a Dutch painter and a member of the renowned Van Os family of artists. He was born in Middelharnis, South Holland, and was taught by Aert Schouman in The Hague, where he would spend the rest of his life.
In 1773, he recorded in the painters' confraternity. In 1775, he married Susanna de La Croix, a deaf-mute pen portraitist.
Van Os is mostly known for his fruit and flower still life paintings, though he started his career painting seascapes. His floral still lifes were painted in the style of Jan van Huysum, with the flowers usually presented on a marble ledge against a green background.
He was the father of artist Pieter van Os and grandfather to Pieter Frederik van Os.
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