VLIEGER, Simon de
(b. 1601, Rotterdam, d. 1653, Weesp)
Dutch painter, mainly of marine subjects, active in his native Rotterdam, Delft, and Amsterdam. One of the outstanding marine painters of his period, he moved from stormy subjects in the manner of Porcellis to serene and majestic images that influenced van de Cappelle and Willem van de Velde the Younger. De Vlieger also painted a few landscapes and genre pictures.
Although de Vlieger's reputation rests chiefly on his marine paintings, he was also a notable draughtsman and etcher.