Hendrick Avercamp
Dutch, 1585-1634
Collected by a major museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Known for his panoramic outdoor recreation scenes, painter Hendrick Avercamp holds a unique place among his 17th-century contemporaries for his focus on the joys and hardships of the long Dutch winter. Born deaf and mute, Avercamp was a natural observer, and his intricate compositions depict a wide range of activities …

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