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Willem Kalf

 (1619 - 1693)
Willem Kalf was active/lived in Netherlands, France.  Willem Kalf is known for still life and interior scene painting, art appraising.

Biography   Willem Kalf


Willem Kalf (1619 - 31 July 1693) was a Dutch Golden Age painter who specialized in still lifes. Later in his life, Kalf became an art dealer and appraiser.[

Willem Kalf was born in Rotterdam, in 1619.  He was previously thought to have been born in 1622, but H. E. van Gelder's important archival research has established the painter's correct place and date of birth.

Kalf was born into a prosperous patrician family in Rotterdam, where his father, a cloth merchant, held municipal posts as well. In the late 1630s, Willem Kalf traveled to Paris and spent time in the circle of the Flemish artists in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris. In Paris he painted mainly small-scale rustic interiors and still lifes.

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A STILL LIFE WITH SILVER, PEWTER AND GILT OBJECTS ON A PARTLY DRAPED TABLE
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Stillleben mit Ingwertopf und Porzellanschälchen
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Stilleben mit geschälter Zitrone, Pfirsich und Orange in einer Wanli-Schale, einem grossen Römer und Weingläser à la façon de Venise auf gedecktem Tisch.
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