TENIERS, Abraham
(b. 1629, Antwerpen, d. 1670, Antwerpen)


Flemish painter, part of a family of painters. He was the son of David Teniers the Elder, and the brother of David Teniers the Younger. He was devoted to painting genre scenes, especially those designed for tapestry cartoons. He trained with his brother David, reached the master's degree in 1645-1646, when he entered the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp. He painted popular genre scenes similar to those by his brother David, but of much lesser quality. The difference with his brother is based on the use of more metallic colour gradations. However, he maintained a certain quality in his work, as evidenced by the fact that the Archduke Leopold William appointed him as a painter.