Pieter van Avont

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Pieter van Avont in Paedopaegnion, etching by Wenceslaus Hollar
Flora im Garten, in the Kunsthistorisches Museum
Heilige Familie in einem Blumen- und Früchtekranz by Pieter van Avont and Jan Brueghel the Elder

Pieter van Avont, also Peeter van Avont, (1600- 1652( was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and printmaker during the Baroque era.

Life[edit]

van Avont was baptized 14 January 1600 in Mechelen, Flanders and died on 1 November 1652 in Deurne, Flanders.

Van Avont painted together with Jan Brueghel the Elder, David Vinckboons, Lucas van Uden and Jan Wildens among others.

Around 1622/3, he became master of the Guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp and became a citizen of that city in 1631. He died in 1652.[1]

Frans Wouters was apprenticed to Pieter van Avont in 1629 but Wouters broke his contract to move to the workshop of Rubens[2] in 1634.

Work[edit]

(incomplete)

  • Flora im Garten Blumen und Bäume, with Jan Brueghel the Elder, copper engraving, 70 × 47 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie, Vienna, Austria [1]
  • Heilige Familie in einem Blumen- und Früchtekranz with Jan Brueghel the Elder, c. 1623, oil on canvas, 93,5 × 72 cm, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany (pictured)
  • Kruisafneming naar Rubens 1641, Sint-Gertrudiskerk Vorst-Laakdal, oil on canvas, 177 x 144 cm.
  • Maria Hemelvaart 1642, Sint-Gertrudiskerk Vorst-Laakdal, oil on canvas, 174 x 133 cm.

van Avont has paintings in public collections including four in the United Kingdom.[1]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Pieter van Avont at Wikimedia Commons