Heda, Willem Claasz (vĭlˈəm kläs hāˈdä) [key], 1594–c.1678, Dutch still-life painter. His excellent studies of tables laden with food, called ontbijt [breakfast piece] still life, are seen in many important European galleries. They are characterized by delicate lighting effects and somber colors.
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