RING, Pieter de
(b. ca. 1615, Leiden, d. 1660, Leiden)
Dutch still-life painter whose style was close to Jan Davidsz. de Heem. In Leiden he was trained as a stonemason. During the day the young De Ring earned his living laying bricks and the night he drew and sketched. His grandfather provided the funds for training with De Heem under whose guidance De Ring soon became a good artist. By 1647 he was an established master and in 1648-49 he was co-founder of the Leiden Guild of Painters.
He specialized in fruit and flower still-lifes, and his work is closely approached the style and quality of De Heem.