Biography of Balthasar Van Der Ast (1593-1657)

Dutch painter, specialized in flower painting. Born in Middelbourg in 1593 and died at Delft, in 1657. His training was conducted by his brother-in-law, the also still-lifes, Ambrosius Bosschaert, painter who worked in his hometown and later in Bergenop-Zoom and in Utrecht. In 1632 it appears documented in Delft, city where he/she settled and died. His style includes influences of his teacher, but in his compositions appears more intense colour.