HABERT, François
(active mid-17th century in Paris)

Biography

French painter. Little is known about the life of the artist. His oeuvre consists of a small number of signed still-lifes, that reveal how Habert was influenced by the many Dutch and Flemish still-life artists living in Paris, who brought with them the more sumptuous and decorative style that was to dominate the genre in the second half of the seventeenth century. His fruit pieces, for example, find inspiration in the works of Jan Fyt and Jan Davidsz. de Heem, while his floral still-lifes reveal an awareness of the paintings of Jean-Michel Picart.