Adriaen Brouwer


Adriaen Brouwer (1605/6-1638) spent most of his painting life in Antwerp, though he did live and paint for a time in Haarlem and Amsterdam. His early work is a bright and colourful depiction of peasant life, but after meeting Frans Hals in the 1620s, he moved to a more atmospheric style. For a time he painted the seamy side of life - drinking bouts and tavern scenes which he knew well, since he died in his early thirties of the effects of heavy drinking - though by the end of his life he had returned to Antwerp and had changed his subject matter to dreamy landscapes. We have a handful of prints by this artist in stock.