Cornelis Vroom

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Cornelis Vroom, The Highway Robbery, Detroit Institute of Arts, USA, 1625

Cornelis Hendriksz Vroom (1591, Haarlem - buried September 16, 1661, Haarlem) was a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter.

Biography[edit]

According to the RKD he was the son of the painter Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom, the older brother of Frederick and Jacob, and the father of the painter Jacob Cornelisz Vroom.[1] He became a member of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke in 1634.[1]

According to Houbraken in 1718, who repeated a list of names from Theodorus Schrevelius's 1648 book on Haarlem called Harlemias, he was the son of Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom and a good landscape painter of Haarlem along with "Joh. Jakobsz.", who was in Italy for many years, "Nicol. Zuyker", Gerrit Claesz Bleker, Salomon van Ruysdael, and Reyer van Blommendael.[2]

Like his father, Vroom is best known for his landscapes and seascapes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cornelis Hendriksz. Vroom in the RKD
  2. ^ (Dutch) Kornelis Vroom, den Zoon van Hendrik Vroom in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature