(1576 - 1621)
Paul Somer was active/lived in England, Belgium. Paul Somer is known for royal court figure and genre painting.
Biography Paul Somer
Somer received his initial training in Antwerp. He was perhaps a pupil
of the obscure Flemish painter Philip Lisaert (fl 1530-88), the master
of Paul's elder brother Bernaert van Somer (b Antwerp, before 1575; d
Amsterdam, 1612), as the subject-matter of the two brothers has strong
similarities. Bernaert was active as a painter, printmaker and art
Van Mander noted van Somer's presence in Amsterdam in 1604 and
described him as a good painter. He travelled extensively during the
following decade and is recorded in Leiden in 1612-14, The Hague in 1615
and in Brussels in 1616. Some of his works during this period seem to
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