David Koetser Gallery
Aert van der Neer grew up in Arkel a town on the river Waal just east of Dordrecht. Later he resided in Amsterdam where he was an important painter of moonlight and winter landscapes. Aert’s earliest known painting is a genre scene dated 1632, now in the Nardoni Galerie in Prague. His early landscapes reveal close stylistic affinities with the work of the brothers Joachim and Rafel Camphuyzen , but also influence of Alexander Kierincx, Gillis Claesz. d’Hondecoeter and Roelandt Savery all so-called artists of the Frankenthal School, who took the idiom of the Flemish landscape painting to the Netherlands.