Wouter Abts

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Wouter Abts (in French, Gautier Abts) was born at Lier, near Antwerp, possibly in 1582.[1] He was a pupil of Willem de Vos (Guillaume de Vos in French).[2] Little is known about his life.[3] He was admitted as a master to the Guild at Antwerp in 1604-5; and he died in 1642-43. He mainly painted genre pieces, but a winter landscape has been attributed to him.[4] He taught Adrian de Bie and Lenaert Coomans.[5]


  1. ^ Meyer, Julius (1872). Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon, Vol 1. W. Engelmann. pp. 35–36.
  2. ^ "Wouter Abts, alias: Gautier Abs / Aps / Apts". Ecartico. University of Amsterdam. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ Kramm, Christiann. "De levens en werken der Hollandsche en Vlaamsche kunstschilders, beeldhouwers, graveurs en bouwmeesters, van den vroegsten tot op onzen tijd". DBNL. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Wouter Abts". RDK Netherlands Institute for Art History. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  5. ^ Bryan,1886-9


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Abts, Wouter". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.

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