Simon De Vos
(1603 - 1676)
Simon De Vos was active/lived in Belgium. Simon De Vos is known for Baroque genre and cabinet picture painting.
Biography Simon De Vos
Simon de Vos was a Flemish Baroque painter of genre and cabinet pictures. From 1615 until 1620, he studied with Cornelis de Vos (1603-76), to whom he is not related. In 1620 he joined Antwerp's Guild of St. Luke, and then he probably traveled to Rome where he came under the influence of the "low-life" genre paintings of the Bentvueghels and the bambocciate.
A Caravaggesque influence, by way of the German painter Johann Liss—active in Italy during the 1620s—is discernible in De Vos's paintings from this time on. In contrast to the earlier "low-life" paintings, works from the late 1620s until around 1640, which were made after returning to Antwerp, are mostly small "merry company" and courtly genre scenes reminiscent of contemporary Du
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