Jan Baptist Weenix (1621 - 1663)

Jan Baptist Weenix (1621-1660), a Dutchpainter, a pupil of Abraham Bloemaert. Weenix, despite his relatively brief career, was a very productive and versatile painter. His favourite subjects were Italian landscapes with large figures among ruins, seaside views, and, later in life, large still life pictures of dead game or dogs.

Weenix was the son of an architect and born in Amsterdam. Because of a stroke he could not speak very well, but he very much liked to read books. His mother sent him to a bookseller who was not able to deal with him. He was drawing whenever he could.

Jan Baptist Weenix Paintings

Ancient Ruins Ancient Ruins (detail) Dead Partridge The Ford