Pieter Aertsen aka Lange Pier or Pietro il Lungo, born in Amsterdam around 1508-1509 — died in Amsterdam 1575. Painter
Aertsen lived in Antwerpen from approximately 1526 till about 1556. There he painted altar pieces and pictures about peasant’s life. He also painted market scenes and kitchen pieces with realistic depictions of amongst other things fruit, bread and kitchenware.
After this period he moved back to Amsterdam, where he became a gatekeeper.