Jacob van Hulsdonck

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Jacob van Hulsdonck

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Flemish painter and draftsman

Born 1582 - Died 1647

Born in Antwerp, Belgium

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Jacob van Hulsdonck originally studied painting in Middelburg in the Netherlands, city in the southwestern Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Other great painters of fruit still lifes like Ambrosius Bosschaert and Balthasar vd Ast lived there as well. At the age of twenty-seven, he returned to his native Antwerp and joined the painters' guild. There he became the master of a prosperous studio specializing in still life painting. He specialized in painting fruit pieces composed of perfect, brightly colored plums, grapes, and peaches on ordinary tabletops. Viewers admired his paintings for their beauty, delight in textures, and delicately drawn shapes.