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Pieter Gallis was a Dutch still-life artist.
He was the manager of the municipal pawnshop at Hoorn and painted,
as an amateur, flowers, fruit, festoons and hunting still-lifes with
dead birds and hares. According to old tradition, he also painted
His breakfast still-lifes on a dark background recall Jan van de
Velde (1620-1662) by their economical composition, while his flowers and
fruit show an affinity to Jan Albertsz. Rootius (1624-1666), the other
still life painter of Hoorn.
Pieter Gallis is represented in the following collections: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK, amongst others.
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