Three Feathers

Dirk SALM (Amsterdam, 1803 - Amsterdam, 1838)

Biography



An amateur still life painter, Dirk Salm (sometimes van Salm or Zalm) worked for the whole of his brief career in Amsterdam. Very little is known of his life and career, or indeed his main occupation. He exhibited still life subjects, often of seashells, in Amsterdam in 1824, 1826, 1830 and 1836, and also in The Hague in 1830. Drawings by Salm are very rare, and examples are in the collections of the Rijksprentenkabinet in Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum Kroller-Müller in Otterlo.