Abraham Mignon, 1640-1679
Dutch Baroque still-life painter, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Mignon studied with the still-life painter Jacob Marrel, who took him to Holland about 1660. He worked with Jan de Heem at Utrecht, where he joined the Guild of St. Luke in 1669.
Abraham Mignon devoted himself almost exclusively to flowers, fruit, birds and other 'still life,' and some times to portraiture.
His favorite scheme was to introduce red or white roses in the center of the canvas and to set the whole group of flowers against a dark background. Close observation, careful finish, and delicate handling mark his flower paintings.