Jan Fyt

1611-1661 Flemish-Baroque/Still Life

 

Brief Biography-Jan Fyt, a still-life painter, was born in Antwerp in 1611. He first studied under Jan van Berch in 1621, followed by Frans Snyders in 1629. The Guild of Saint Luke admitted him in 1630. He visited Paris and Rome where he was a member of the Bentvueghels until 1641 and became Dean of Antwerp's Romanists in 1652. Fyt was the foremost painter of still-life game hunting dogs in his day. He collaborated with his contemporaries, such as Jacob Jordaens, who engaged him to insert staffage into his works. He died in Antwerp in 1661.

 

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gamepiece

gamepiece with a hare and various wild birds a cat approaching from the righ

Still-life

Still-life

Dead Game

Dead game

Dog-Dwarf and Boy

Big Dog-Dwarf and Boy

Concert of Birds

Concert of Birds

Discovered by Cat

Game Discovered by cat

Bittern and Ducks

Bittern and Ducks Startled by Dogs

Hare and Game-Birds

Hare and Game-Birds

Spaniels Stalking

Spaniels Stalking Rabbits

Vase of flowers

Vase of Flowers

Watched by Cat

Venison and Basket of Grapes Watched by Cat

Hunting Trophies

Hunting Trophies

Still Life

Still Life

Dog and Cat

Still-life with Dog and Cat

Portrait of a Boy

Portrait of a Boy

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Diana with Her Kill

Diana with Her Hunting Dogs beside Kill

Parrot and Fruit Still

Parrot and Fruit still