Abraham Mignon was a Still Life painter during the late 16th and early 17th centuries of the Dutch Golden Age. Mignon is famous for his ornate and abundant Still Life flower paintings, which usually incorporate bouquets, fruit, game or fish, insects, and decorative objects. He was born in Frankfurt in 1640 and died in March 1679 at the young age of 39. His parents were shopkeepers who originally hailed from the Netherlands. The family belonged to the Calvinist Church, a Reformation doctrine formed in 1519.
Abraham Mignon commenced his art studies at around 9 when his parents arranged an apprenticeship to a still-life artist named Jacob Marrel. He also worked under the tutelage of the Flemish Baroque artist Jan Davdsz de Heem. The similarity in the color palette and composition of both artists' oil paintings is evident.
Abraham Mignon's flower oil paintings continue to delight their skillful and masterly compositions. Flowers in a Glass Vase c1670 is one of his most famous paintings. This colorful Dutch Golden Age painting is displayed at the Royal Picture Gallery at the Mauritshuis in The Hague. The original size of this beautiful oil painting is 90 x 72.5cm.
Mignon's Garland of Flowers 1675 painting is part of the Permanent Collection at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. The painting is just one of many paintings by the artist containing ornate and detailed garlands of slower. Abraham Mignon enjoyed the Royal patronage of King Louis XIV, who acquired many of his oil paintings.
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