Salomon Koninck Biography

1609-1656

Dutch Baroque Painter

Salomon Koninck (1609, Amsterdam - buried August 8, 1656, Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter of genre scenes and portraits and engraver.

Koninck was the son of a goldsmith, originally from Antwerp, and was a nephew of Philips de Koninck. Salomon became a pupil of Pieter Lastman, David Colijns, Francois Venants and Claes Corneliszoon Moeyaert. From 1630 he was a member of the Sint Lucasgilde. He moved in the circles of Rembrandt and the academy of Hendrick van Uylenburgh, making many copies of Rembrandt's compositions. His paintings have a warm colour palette and include "the philosopher".

He married a daughter of Adriaen van Nieulandt and later a sister of Antonie van Stralen.
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