Instantly recognisable as the master of still life painting in Antwerp, Willem Dolphyn has created some of the finest canvases ever produced in this historic city over the last eighty years. Demonstrating the sheer technical virtuosity in the handling of light, texture and atmosphere, his works contain a rich purity which sets them apart from others. Willem gained a great deal of experience and professional knowledge from his father Victor, who was a teacher at the Academy and the founder of the new Classic School of Traditional painting. This developed Willems keen understanding of composition, detail and colour.Since his first solo show in 1968, Willems paintings have been exhibited widely in Europe and Asia. Among his many achievements, the highlight was his appointment as Ambassador of Arts for the City of Antwerp.