Collection: Hercules Seghers

Hercules Seghers was a Dutch painter and printmaker who lived during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. He is known for his landscapes and imaginary landscapes, which were highly innovative and influential in their use of color and texture. Seghers was born in Haarlem, Netherlands, around 1590, and little is known about his early life. He was active as an artist from around 1610 to 1638, and his work was greatly admired by his contemporaries, including Rembrandt, who owned several of his prints. Seghers' landscapes were characterized by their bold use of color and their dramatic, almost surreal, atmosphere. He was particularly known for his use of heavy impasto, which gave his paintings and prints a rich, textured quality. Despite his significant influence on the development of Dutch landscape painting, Seghers remained relatively obscure after his death in 1638, and it was not until the 19th century that his work began to be widely appreciated and collected.