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Abraham Brueghel Llamado Ryngraaf

 (1631 - 1690)
Abraham Brueghel Llamado Ryngraaf was active/lived in Flemish, Italy, Belgium.  Abraham Brueghel Llamado Ryngraaf is known for floral still life painting, teaching.

Abraham Brueghel Llamado Ryngraaf

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Abraham Brueghel was a Flemish painter from the famous family of artists. He was the son of Jan Brueghel the Younger, the grandson of Jan Brueghel the Elder and the great-grandson of Pieter Brueghel the Elder.

Abraham was born in Antwerp, where he spent most of his youth. Much of his artistic training came from his father, Jan Brueghel the Younger. Abraham showed great promise as an artist from an early age, and started to make a name for himself in his teenage years.

In 1649, at the age of 18, Abraham went to Italy to serve under commission for Prince Antonio Ruffo in Sicily. It was the first of many commissions in which Abraham demonstrated his artistic abilities in drawing floral still lifes.

Ten years later, in 1659, Brueghel moved to Rome, Italy and married an Italian woman less than a year later. He continued painting portraits of objects in nature, and in 1670 he was invited into the Accademia di San Luca, a Roman academy designated for giving a higher level of education for artists. He also became a member of the Bentvueghels with the nickname Ryngraaf, and he signed the bentbrief of Abraham Genoels as "Abraham Breugel" in 1670.

A year later, Abraham moved to Naples, Italy, where he remained until his death in 1690.[2]


Biography from Dorotheum, Vienna
Abraham Brueghel Llamado Ryngraaf  was the son of Jan Brueghel II. He lived in Rome from 1659 onwards, where he soon became one of the leading still life painters. His superbly decorative still lifes, which were frequently combined with one or several figures, hark back to the works of Mario Nuzzi, Cerquozzi, and Michelangelo Pace.

In 1670, Brueghel was admitted to the Academia di San Luca. In 1675 the painter moved to Naples, where he remained for the rest of his life. He had brought with him the monumental style of Roman still life painting, which by that time had reached its acme.

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About  Abraham Brueghel Llamado Ryngraaf

Born:  1631 - Antwerp, Belgium
Died:   1690 - Naples, Italy
Known for:  floral still life painting, teaching