Pieter Aertsen (1507/08 - 1575)

Dutch painter

Pieter Aertsen was trained in Amsterdam by Allart Claesz and in 1535 he became a master of the St. Luke's Guild in Antwerp. In 1542 he married Katelijn Beuckelaer, the aunt of Joachim Beuckelaer, who later became his pupil. Aertsen's three sons Pieter, Aert and Dirck, were probably also his pupils, as was Johannes Stradanus. Around 1557 Aertsen returned to Amsterdam, perhaps in connection with important religious commissions. In addition to a number noteworthy altarpieces, Aertsen painted market scenes, town views, and still lifes, often with a biblical scene in the background. In his own time Aertsen was usally called 'Lange Pier' (tall Peter), because he was so tall.

Overview | Works (16)
     




Pieter Aertsen - Peasant feast
Peasant feast
1550

Pieter Aertsen - Meat Pantry of an Inn, with the Virgin Giving Alms
Meat Pantry of an Inn, with the Virgin Giving Alms
1551

Pieter Aertsen - Christ carrying the cross
Christ carrying the cross
1552

Pieter Aertsen - Return from the Procession
Return from the Procession
c. 1550

Pieter Aertsen - Peasants by the hearth
Peasants by the hearth
1556


Pieter Aertsen - Christ and the adulterous woman
Christ and the adulterous woman
1559

Pieter Aertsen - The Egg Dance
The Egg Dance
1552

Pieter Aertsen - The Adoration of the Shepherds
The Adoration of the Shepherds
1554?

Pieter Aertsen - The Adoration of the Shepherds (fragment)
The Adoration of the Shepherds (fragment)
c. 1559

Pieter Aertsen - Christ in the House of Martha and Mary
Christ in the House of Martha and Mary
1553


Pieter Aertsen - The Apostles Peter and John Healing the Sick
The Apostles Peter and John Healing the Sick

Pieter Aertsen - Kitchen Scene
Kitchen Scene
1560 - 1565

Pieter Aertsen - The Healing of the Paralytic, Pool of Bethesda
The Healing of the Paralytic, Pool of Bethesda
1575

Pieter Aertsen - The Adoration of the Magi
The Adoration of the Magi
c. 1560

Pieter Aertsen - Wing of an Altarpiece with Adoration of the Magi, on the reverse is Presentation in the Temple
Wing of an Altarpiece with Adoration of the Magi, on the reverse is Presentation in the Temple
1560 - 1565