Balthasar van der Ast
(Dutch, 1593 - 1657)
This person is associated with: Dutch Golden Age
Dutch painter of still lifes. His hallmark was to paint shells (luxury goods at his time), along with fruits, insects and some lizards.

He was the brother-in-law of Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder. He taught his art to Jan Davidsz. de Heem, one of the most important still life painters of the Golden Age.

Name:Balthasar van der Ast
Dates:1593 - 1657
Nationality:Dutch
Sex:No data
This artist has 23 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection9 artworks
Hermitage Museum - St-Petersburg2 artworks
Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam2 artworks
Frits Lugt Collection / Fondation Custodia, Paris2 artworks
Birmingham Museum of Art (Alabama)1 artworks
Museum of Fine Arts - Houston1 artworks
Mauritshaus - The Hague1 artworks
Anhaltische Genaldegalerie Dessau1 artworks
British Museum - London1 artworks
Museum Boymans van Beuningen - Rotterdam1 artworks
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum - Madrid1 artworks

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Explanation:
This person died over 70 years ago (in 1657).