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(b ?Antwerp, c.1580; d Antwerp, 1623/4). Flemish painter of still life and flower pieces. Beert became a master in the Antwerp painters' guild in 1602 and also carried on business as a cork merchant. He is specially noted for his paintings of oysters, which show a masterly feeling for colour and texture.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)