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Frans Snyders (artist)



Frans Snyders was a Flemish artist known for his still life paintings. He specialized in market scenes and scenes of game animals. Snyders painted in Antwerp, a major port city in Europe at the time.

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Frans Snyders or Frans Snijders (11 November 1579, Antwerp – 19 August 1657, Antwerp) was a Flemish painter of animals, hunting scenes, market scenes, and still lifes. He was one of the earliest specialist animaliers and he is credited with initiating a wide variety of new still-life and animal subjects in Antwerp. He was a regular collaborator with leading Antwerp painters such as Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and Jacob Jordaens.