GILLIS, Nicolaes
(active 1610-1630 in Haarlem)

Biography

Dutch painter, born in Antwerp. He moved with his parents to Haarlem, where he was documented between 1610 and 1631. In 1635 he married there Tanneken Abeel from Bruges. Only a few paintings by him survived, mostly banquet pieces (banketje or ontbijtje) painted in a style close to that of Floris van Dijck. Floris van Dijck and Nicolaes Gillis exerted a strong influence on the following generation of painters.