Clara Peeters

Still Life with Cheeses, Artichoke, and Cherries

  • Clara Peeters (Flemish, 1594 – c.1657)
  • Oil on Wood, 33.34 x 46.67 cm
  • 1625
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Carter (M.2003.108.8)

    The Artist

    The only Flemish woman known to have specialized in still life painting as early as the first decade of the seventeenth century, Clara Peeters is a pioneer among female Old Masters. Though not much is known about Peeters’ life, she is prominent among the artists who shaped the traditions of the Flemish/Dutch ontbijtjes, “breakfast pieces” and banketje, “banquet pieces.” Her early work frequently includes miniature self-portraits within the reflections she painted.

    Learn more about Peeters’ painting Still Life with Cheeses, Artichoke, and Cherries: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    Books about Clara Peeters


    The Art of Clara Peeters, edited by Alejandro Vergara, with an essay by Anne Lenders (The Prado Museum, 2016)

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