Jan Porcellis

c. 1584-1632 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Jan Porcellis was a marine artist from Ghent. He is thought to have been tutored by Henrick Vroom when he moved to the Netherlands. He was notably one of the first marine painters to engage with stormy skies and seas, and in this regard, he became the foremost marine artist of his day. He moved around Holland, spending time in various towns before finally settling in Zoeterwoude, where he died in 1632. He influenced painters Pieter Mulier, the Elder, Simon de Vlieger, his son Julius and many other marine artists. Jan van de Capelle and Rembrandt acquired some of his paintings.

 

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a seascape

a seascape


sea with ships

sea with ships


seascape

seascape

shipping in
stormy seas

shipping in stormy seas


shipwreck on a beach

shipwreck on a beach

single masted
damlooper

single masted damlooper and rowboat on a breezy day

vessels in
a strong wind

vessels in a strong wind