"Still Life with Cheeses, Artichoke, and Cherries" (1625) by Clara Peeters (1594- 1657).
📌was a pioneer in the genre of still life and one of the few women active as a professional painter in early modern Europe.
📌Very little is known about her life. She was probably a native of Antwerp, Holland and was an active painter from 1607 and 1621. Some have suggested she ceased painting after getting married, as Judith Leyster did.
📌Peeters clearly signed 31 works and dated many of them. 📌Peeters was a successful artist during her time. Four of her early works were bought for the Spanish Royal Collection, some of them as early as 1627.
📌In 2016 she became a first female artist to become a subject of a solo exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.