Frans Snyders - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Frans Snyders

Style: Baroque

Place: Antwerp

Born: 1579

Death: 1657

Nationality: Belgium


Frans Snyders (1579-1657), or Snijders, was a Flemish painter of animals and still life. Snyders was born and died at Antwerp. He is recorded as a student of Pieter Brueghel the Younger in 1593, and subsequently received instruction from Hendrick van Balen, the first master of Van Dyck. He was a friend of Van Dyck who painted Snyders and his wife m...