Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Vadder, Lodewijk de

A Village Road
oil on panel
24.1 x 34.3 cm (9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, USA

Lodewijk de Vadder (1605 - 1655) was a Flemish Baroque landscape painter, engraver and tapestry designer. He learned painting from his father and brothers and he became a master of Antwerp's Guild of St. Luke in 1628.

He is best known as a landscape painter, although he also executed landscape engravings and drawings. He was granted a privilege to make tapestry cartoons by the Brussels city magistrate in 1644. In this capacity he worked mainly for weavers. He was referred to as the best landscape painter in the country by such weavers.