Johann Heinrich Roos
(1631 - 1685)
Johann Heinrich Roos was active/lived in Germany, Holland. Johann Roos is known for anamalier and pastoral idyll painting, etching.
Biography Johann Heinrich Roos
Johan Heinrich Roos was the most important German animalier of the 17th century; his realistic views of cattle, goats and sheep in the gentle sunshine of southern landscapes were much copied in Germany and Holland until the early 19th century.
His family left their home in the Palatinate c. 1637, fleeing the Thirty Years War, and moved to Amsterdam c. 1640. There, Roos trained (1647-51) in history painting with Guilliam Dujardin (1597-after 1647), in landscape with Cornelis de Bie and in portraiture with Barent Graat. However, the younger Italian-inspired landscape painters Nicolaes Berchem and Karel Dujardin were to prove more influential on Roos's development of the pastoral idyll.
He left Amsterdam in 1651-2; in 1653 he w
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