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Hendrik Avercamp (1585-1663)

Hendrik Avercamp (1585-1663)Hendrik Avercamp (1585­-1663), called "de Stomme van Kampen," a deaf­mute, early showed his artistic talents, which he developed to great proficiency to depict the populous winterscapes of Dutch canals. A busy, motley throng of skaters and sledgers, burgher and boor, show life and motion in the still, freezing air under the thinly-veiled sky.

He still lacks the refined modulations of tints and the delicacy of aerial perspective which developed later.