Andreas Schelfhout Biography
Schelfhout was born in The Hague in 1787 and up until the age of twenty-four he worked for his father, Jean Baptiste Schelfhout, a gilder and framemaker from Ghent.
Andreas Schelfhout was one of the most important Dutch landscapists of the nineteenth century. He excelled in exquisitely detailed landscapes of the varied terrain of the Low Countries captured in every effect of light and weather. His particular gift for snow and ice scenes embellished with picturesque skaters means his winter paintings remain his most sought after subjects. He also painted summer landscapes, seascapes and beach scenes. Andreas Schelfhout?s style is characterised by bright naturalistic colours and loose, atmospheric brushwork