GROENEWEGEN, Pieter Anthonisz. van
(b. ca. 1600, Delft, d. 1658, Den Haag)


Dutch painter, specialised in landscapes. He was influenced by his sojourn in Italy (1615-1623), having joined the 'Bentveughel' circle there under the sobriquet "Lion" in the 1620's, joining Bramer and Breenbergh there. He is seen as follower of Breenbergh and Jacob Pynas.

He spent time in Delft (1626-1643) where he entered the Guild in 1626, and The Hague (1657-1658). Groenewegen was a wealthy burgher in Delft; in 1633 he lived in Het Gouden Hoofd (The Golden Head) on Voldersgracht number 1, just behind the Fish Market.

His works appear frequently in Delft inventories; Vermeer's father dealt in his paintings.

He is possibly related to Pieter van Groenewegen II (1635-36-after 1665).