(1573 - 1621)
Ambrosius (AB) (The Elder) Bosschaert was active/lived in Belgium, Holland. Ambrosius Bosschaert is known for floral still life painting.
Biography Ambrosius Bosschaert
Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (18 January 1573 - 1621) was a still life painter of the Dutch Golden Age*.
He was born in Antwerp, where he started his career, but he spent most of it in Middelburg (1587-1613), where he moved with his family because of the threat of religious persecution. He specialized in painting still lifes with flowers, which he signed with the monogram AB (the B in the A). At the age of twenty-one, he joined the city's Guild of Saint Luke* and later became dean. Not long after, Bosschaert had married and established himself as a leading figure in the fashionable floral painting genre.
He had three sons who all became flower painters; Ambrosius II, Johannes and Abraham. His brother-in-law Balth
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