Happy Birthday Alexander Adriaenssen!
via Illustrators Journal.
Flemish painters are usually known for their precise painting ability to depict real life. Adriaenssen is a master at still life. His ability to move paint around effortlessly on the canvas is evident in each of his hundreds of paintings.
Alexander Adrianssen (1587–1661) was a Flemish Baroque still-life painter who has been described as being critically significant for the “purity of his colour.” According to the RKD he was born in Antwerp as the son of Emmanuel Adriaenssen and Sibilla Crelin; he was the older brother of the painter Vincent Adriaenssen. He is considered to be the same person as “A. Neck”. In 1597 he was registered as the pupil of Artus van Laeck. In 1610 he became master of the Guild of St. Luke. He paid his dues each year until 1633.
According to Houbraken, who devoted only one line of text to him, he Schilderde Stilleven, Fruit, Visschen &c, meaning literally that he painted still life, fruit, fish, etc