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Jan van Huysum

Huysum, Jan van (yän vän hoiˈsŏm) [key], 1682–1749, Dutch painter of still life and landscapes. His father was Justus van Huysum (1659–1716), a successful landscape and genre painter of Amsterdam. Although he painted landscapes in a classical style, Jan is best known for his flower and fruit still lifes in oil and in watercolor. These are distinguished for their brilliant light and shade effects, delicacy of coloring, and exquisite finish. They are to be found in most of the leading European museums, notably in the Louvre and the museums of Amsterdam and Vienna.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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