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Simon de Vlieger

Simon de Vlieger


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Simon de Vlieger

Place of Birth


Date of Birth


Date of Death

13 March 1653




Designer, Draughtsman, Painter


   In the 1630s and 1640s he was one of the best-known Dutch maritime painters. He moved away from the monochrome style of Jan Porcellis and Willem van de Velde, the elder towards a more realistic use of colour, with highly detailed and accurate representations of rigging and ship construction. He painted ships in harbor and at sea as well as storms and shipwrecks.

   Works Of Simon de Vlieger:

Work done by Simon de Vileger

Work done by Simon de Vlieger

   In addition to painting, he designed tapestries, etchings, stained glass windows for the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, and the organ screen for the St. Laurenskerk in Rotterdam.

   His pupils included Willem van de Velde, the younger, Adriane van de Velde, and Jan van de Capelle. His work was highly influential on the younger generation of maritime painters.