Cornelis Vroom

Cornelis Vroom, The Highway Robbery, Detroit Institute of Arts, United States, 1625

Cornelis Hendriksz Vroom (1591, Haarlem - buried September 16, 1661, Haarlem) was a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter.


According to the RKD he was the son of the painter Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom, the older brother of Frederick and Jacob, and the father of the painter Jacob Cornelisz Vroom.[1] He became a member of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke in 1634.[1]

According to Arnold Houbraken in 1718, who repeated a list of names from Theodorus Schrevelius's 1648 book on Haarlem called Harlemias, he was the son of Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom and a good landscape painter of Haarlem along with "Joh. Jakobsz.", who was in Italy for many years, "Nicol. Zuyker", Gerrit Claesz Bleker, Salomon van Ruysdael, and Reyer van Blommendael.[2]

Like his father, Vroom is best known for his landscapes and seascapes.

He was a strong influence on fellow local Haarlem landscapist Jacob van Ruisdael.[3]

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  1. 1 2 Cornelis Hendriksz. Vroom in the RKD
  2. (Dutch) Kornelis Vroom, den Zoon van Hendrik Vroom in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  3. Slive 2005, p. 3.

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