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Jan Huysum

 (1682 - 1749)
Jan Van Huysum was active/lived in Holland.  Jan Huysum is known for lush floral arrangements and landscape painting.

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Jan Huysum


Jan van Huysum, also spelled Huijsum, (April 15, 1682, Amsterdam - February 8, 1749, Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter.

He was the brother of Jacob van Huysum, and the son of Justus van Huysum, who is said to have been expeditious in decorating doorways, screens and vases.  A picture by Justus is preserved in the gallery of Brunswick, representing "Orpheus and the Beasts in a wooded landscape", and here we have some explanation of his son's fondness for landscapes of a conventional and Arcadian kind; for Jan van Huysum, though skilled as a painter of still life, believed himself to possess the genius of a landscape painter.

Half his pictures in public galleries are landscapes, views of imaginary lakes and harbours with impos  ...  Displaying 750 of 1760 characters.



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About  Jan Huysum

Born:  1682 - Amsterdam, Holland
Died:   1749 - Amsterdam, Holland
Known for:  lush floral arrangements and landscape painting