Jan Davidsz de Heem

Jan Davidsz de Heem (1606-1683/1684) was the most gifted representative of a great Dutch-Flemish family of artists. His style of depiction was unsurpassed in elegance and refinement.

He is renowned for his still lifes especially for the ones with the motifs of flowers and fruit of the Dutch School. He combined the microscopic delicacy of workmanship with the finest arrangements. He mainly painted vases with bouquets, often populated with insects and butterflies.