Featured Artists

 "Pair(s)" september - december 2015

Born  in The Netherlands ca. 1594, he died ca. 1680.

Willem Claeszoon Heda was a Dutch painter who lived and worked during the Golden Age of Dutch painting. He was a member of the St. Luke guild of Haarlem, where he lived all his life. While he has painted a few portraits and religious scenes, he is mostly known for his still lives and, more specifically, for his breakfast pieces. Heda was an expert at painting light effects on shiny surfaces, like glasses or silverware. As a painter, he made a very spare use of color, creating highly realist paintings that were almost monochromatic.