List of Artists → Nicolaes Berchem
B. is among the most eminent artists of Dutch landscape painting. B. was trained by his father, the still lilfe painter Pieter Claesz. A prolonged residence in Italy gave distinction to B.s motifs and his style. His depictions of shepherds in southern landscapes rank among the best of Dutch painting of the Golden Age. - In the collection of leading museums all over the world. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Biesboer, Bernt a. others.