GILLEMANS, Jan Pauwel the Younger
(b. 1651, Antwerpen, d. 1704, Amsterdam)

Biofgraphy

Flemish painter, son of the Antwerp painter Jan Pauwel Gillemans the Elder. In 1665/66 he became a pupil of Joris van Son, a still-life painter. In 1573/74 he became a master with the Antwerp guild of St Luke. The political instability in the Southern Netherlands caused by the friction between the suppressing Spanish and the rise of Protestantism must have prompted Jan Pauwel Gillemans to move up North. From 1700 to 1702, he was recorded as fijnschilder in the guild of Middelburg. However, Gillemans did not settle there permanently, the years before his death around 1704 he resided in Amsterdam.

His works are sometimes mistaken for those of his father, although his touch was more soft and his compositions more decorative and theatrical. Like many of his contemporaries Jan Pauwel Gillemans was influenced by the work of renowned Antwerp artists such as Daniel Seghers and Jan Davidsz. De Heem.