He was born and worked in Antwerp, where he was taught by Frans Snijders. In 1633-4 he was in Paris, on his way to Italy. He may have visited the Netherlands; Dutch influence probably helped to moderate his early Baroque style. By 1641 he had returned to Antwerp. He was a still-life, animal and flower painter, especially famous for his depiction of trophies from the hunt.
1611 - 1661