Pieter (The Elder) Neeffs
(1578 - 1661)
Pieter (The Elder) Neeffs was active/lived in Belgium, Flemish. Pieter Neeffs is known for architectural interior painting, drawing.
Biography Pieter (The Elder) Neeffs
Neeffs was a painter and draughtsman and one of a Flemish family of
artists. The family specialized in paintings of architectural
interiors. Their most frequent subject was the interior of Antwerp
Cathedral; the details of sculpture, altars and paintings vary in
accuracy, and sometimes the subject seems to be very freely interpreted.
The Neefs also liked to depict the effects of artificial illumination
in crypt-like spaces (in the manner of Hendrick van Steenwijck the
It has been suggested that Pieter was born just after his elder
brothers, who were born in 1576 and 1577 in Antwerp, where the family
lived. Pieter was probab
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