Allart van Everdingen
1621 Alkmaar – Amsterdam 1675

Dutch painter, draughtsman and etcher

First van Everdingen was a pupil of R. Savery (1576-1639) in Utrecht, then he studied under P. Molijn (1595-1661) in Haarlem. In 1645 he became a member of the Guild of Saint Luke in Haarlem. In 1657 he settled in Amsterdam.

We don't know much about his biography, but we know that he travelled through Sweden and Norway from about 1640 until about 1644, where he made many drawings from nature. Many of the landscape drawings he created in Scandinavia he used for of his works of art he made when he was back home in the Netherlands.

Here he mainly worked as a draughtsman and etcher, he didn't make many oil paintings. He mainly specialized in landscapes. He also made seascapes, but mainly during his early period.