Willem van Aelst Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 21627-c.1683
Dutch Baroque Painter
Willem van Aelst (May 16, 1627, Delft - in or after 1683, Amsterdam) was a Dutch artist who specialized in still-life painting with flowers or game.
Van Aelst was born to a family of prominent city magistrates. He learned to paint from his uncle, the still-life painter Evert van Aelst. On 9 November 1643 he enrolled as a master of the Guild of Saint Luke at Delft.
Between 1645 and 1649 he lived in France. In 1649 Van Aelst travelled to Florence, where he served as court painter to Ferdinand II de Medici, grand duke of Tuscany. At this time, the grand duke also employed two fellow Dutchmen Matthias Withoos and Otto Marseus van Schrieck, the latter also a still-life painter who probably influenced Van Aelst's style.
In 1656 he returned to the Netherlands to settle permanently in Amsterdam. He became one of the most prominent still-life painters of his generation, which allowed him to live on the Prinsengracht. He must have died in 1683 or shortly thereafter, as his latest dated work is from that year. Van Aelst taught Rachel Ruysch and several others.
42 Paintings of Willem van Aelst
Still Life with Hunting Equipment and Dead Birds
Dead Birds and Hunting Gear
Still Life of Dead Birds and Hunting Weapons
A Still Life of Game and a Blue Velvet Game Bag ...
Vase with Flowers and Pocket Watch
Flowers in a Silver Vase
Peaches, Chestnuts and Grapes in an Overturned ...
Peonies, Carnations, Thistles and other Flowers ...
Still Life with a Roemer and Dish of Oysters
A Still Life with Two Peaches and Bunch of Grapes ...
Still Life with Peaches and Grapes
Vase of Flowers with Pocket Watch
Roses and Peaches
Still Life with Grapes and Peaches
Still Life with Grapes, Plums, Figs and a Melon ...
Flowers in a Silver Vase with a Snail and a Butterfly
Still Life with Herring
Fruit Still Life
Still Life of Fruits
Vanitas Still Life
A Still Life of Peaches on a Pewter Plate
A Still Life with Grapes, Peach, Cabbage-White ...
Still Life with Fruits and a Finch