BENEDETTI, Andries
(b. ca. 1615, Parma(?), d. after 1649, Alkmaar or Italy)

Biography

Flemish painter. He was probably born in Parma, or perhaps in Antwerp.. He was a pupil of Vincent Cernevael in 1636 in Antwerp and later moved to the studio of Jan Davidsz. de Heem. He became a master in the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1640. He was still registered in the Guild in 1649.

Much influenced by his master, Benedetti's work imitates the innovations of de Heem, creating sumptuous compositions with skimming light and combining the rich, colourful, typically Netherlandish palette with the more muted tones popular in Northern painting.