Heem, Jan Davidszoon de (yän däˈvētsōn də hām) [key], 1606–84, Dutch painter of fruit and flower pieces. He studied with his father, David de Heem, and became one of Holland's foremost still-life painters. His paintings are found in many leading European museums; the Metropolitan Museum possesses three examples. His son and pupil, Cornelis de Heem kōrˈnāˌlĭs, c.1631–1695, painted works that were often confused with his father's.
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