AENVANCK, Theodoor - b. 1633 Antwerpen, d. 1690 Antwerpen - WGA

AENVANCK, Theodoor

(b. 1633 Antwerpen, d. 1690 Antwerpen)

Flemish painter. He is believed to have been a pupil of Jan Davidsz. de Heem around 1647. His chosen genre was still-life painting. He became a member of the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1647, and in 1669 he became master.

After leaving the studio he is thought to have travelled. He returned to Antwerp and was admitted as a free master in 1670. He likely left Antwerp again after March 1686. He died after 1690 but the place of death is not clear.

He is known for his flower still-lifes but also painted fruit and fish still-lifes.

Fruit by


Theodoor Aenvanck’s Fruit, like many other floral compositions in 17th-century painting, also represents the process of decay and destruction.