Ottmar I Elliger
(1633 - 1679)
Ottmar I Elliger was active/lived in Sweden. Ottmar Elliger is known for Floral still life painting.
Biography Ottmar I Elliger
The artist Ottmar Elliger, a Flemish Baroque flower painter,
was born in Gothenburg and his earliest dated work is from 1653. Elliger trained with Daniel Seghers in Antwerp, and thereafter went to Amsterdam, where he married in 1660 the daughter of Jacob van Walscapelle. In 1666 he is recorded in Hamburg, where he seems to have stayed until appointed court painter to the Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg in Berlin in 1670. He would remain in that city until his death in 1679 at the age of forty-five.
Despite having studied with Daniel Seghers, Elliger's most direct influence came from Willem Kalf. His son Ottmar Elliger the Younger or Ottmar Elliger II (1666-1735) also became a painter.