OOSTERWIJK, Maria van
(b. 1630, Nootdorp, d. 1693, Uitdam)
Dutch still-life painter. She was the daughter of a clergyman and is believed to have studied under Jan Davidsz. de Heem whose influence was evident throughout her career. She achieved considerable attention and acclaim in her own lifetime, counting among her patrons Louis XIV of France and Emperor Leopold I. Her work came to the attention of European royalty of France, Saxony and England. She was monetarily successful, but was, like other women, excluded from membership in the painters guild.