(bapt. Amsterdam, 25 Jan. 1585; bur. Kampen, 15 May 1634). Dutch painter and draughtsman, active in Kampen, the most famous exponent of the winter landscape, which he established as a distinct category in Dutch art. He was deaf and dumb and known as ‘de Stomme van Kampen’ (the mute of Kampen). His paintings are colourful and lively, with carefully observed skaters, tobogganers, golfers, and pedestrians.
Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)