VROOM, Dutch family of artists

Cornelis Hendricksz. Vroom the Elder was a sculptor and ceramic artist, and his brother Frederick Vroom I (d 1593) was city architect in Danzig (now Gdansk). Cornelis's son Hendrick Vroom initiated the Dutch 17th-century tradition of marine painting. His three sons Cornelis Vroom the Younger, Frederick Vroom II and Jacob Vroom I all became painters, as did his grandson Jacob Vroom II, the son of Cornelis Vroom.

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