Gerard Van Edema
(ca. 1652 - 1700)
Gerard Van Edema was active/lived in Newfoundland and Labrador / Canada, Holland. Gerard Edema is known for savage nature landscape painting.
Biography Gerard Van Edema
Gerard Edema is stated to have been a native of Friesland. He was a pupil of Allart van Everdingen, from whom he learned to paint landscapes of a wild and savage nature, with a predilection for rocks and waterfalls. He came to England about 1670, in his eighteenth year, and shortly afterwards made an expedition to Norway to collect subjects for his pictures.
These travels he extended to Surinam in Dutch Guiana, the West Indies, the English colonies in America, and Newfoundland. He returned to London with a great number of paintings representing the novel and unknown scenery which he had visited, and their strange and awe-inspiring character earned him the name of ‘the Salvator Rosa of the North.’ He had no difficulty in disposing of
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