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Hendrick Avercamp


Hendrick Avercamp, (1585 - May 15, 1634) was a Dutch painter.

Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands he was baptized on January 27, 1585.

He was deaf and known as "de Stomme van Kampen" (the mute of Kampen). For his artistic training, Hendrick was sent to Amsterdam to study with the Danish portrait painter Pieter Isaacks (1569-1625).

As one of the first landscape painters of the 17th-century Dutch school, he specialized in painting The Netherlands in winter. Avercamp's paintings are colorful and lively, with carefully crafted images of the people in the landscape.

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