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architect, painter, court artist, decorative painter (of interiors), draftsman, appraiser
He became famous as the architect of the Amsterdam town hall on the Dam (now Royal Palace, Amsterdam), the refurbishment of the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam and the artistic programm and execution of the Oranjezaal in The Hague; was together with Paulus Bor and Matthias Withoos appraiser of the Arundel Collection in Amersfoort in 1655 (Weijtens 1971).
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Haarlem 1596-02-02
Buvelot et al. 1995, p. 20
Deceased
Amersfoort 1657-09-13
buried on 23 September 1657
Family relationschips
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son of Pieter van Campen and Gerritge Claes Berendr. (Buvelot et al. 1995, p. 20)
See also
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  • Haarlem 1614
    In 1612-1615 registered as musketeer in the Haarlem Militia of the Musketeers; in 1614 he became a master painter in the Sint Lucas Guild in Haarlem (Miedema 1980); his father died and was buried on 11 October 1615; in 1621 Ampzing mentions him under the famous painters from Haarlem (Buvelot et al. 1995, p. 20).
  • Italië 1617 - 1621
    was in Italy according to Houbraken
  • Venetië
    according to Thieme/Becker he was in Venice and Vicenza (Thieme/Becker 1911)
  • Vicenza
  • Haarlem 1621 - 1630
    settled in Haarlem after his Italian sojourn; on 2 November 1625 his mother was buried in the Grote kerk in Haarlem: from her he inherited the lease of House Randenbroeck near Amersfoort; he also inherited her two chairs in the Haarlem 'Christmas Guild', a prestigious religious (Roman Catholic) congregation for charity in Haarlem (Buvelot et al. 1995, p. 20).
  • Den Haag 1632 - 1652
    carried out many assignments for the Court in The Hague, including the decoration program for the Oranjezaal (1648-1652); he finished the Mauritshuis in 1644 (Buvelot et al. 1995, p. 20-21).
  • Amsterdam 1647 - 1654-12-01
    On 1 January 1647 Van Campen settled in the inn 'De Keizerskroon', Kalverstraat, to start the building of City Hall; was in charge of building his Palace on Dam Square, until a conflict with the Amsterdam city government made him decide to resign his duties there on 1 December 1654(Dufais 1999, p. 76).
  • Amersfoort 1655
    together with Paulus Bor and Matthijs Withoos, appraiser of the collection of paintings of Thomas Howard, Count of Arundel (Buvelot et al. 1995, p. 21)
  • Kleef 1665-08-05
    worked for Count Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen in Cleves on the gardens of the Springenberg
  • Amersfoort
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
allegory, history (as a genre), portrait, Christian religious scene, mythology
painted fruit still lifes: some listed in the Estate inventories of 1704 and 1708 of the painter Cornelis Dusart, deceased, in Haarlem (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 59).
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1991-11-27; Modification on: 2019-12-05

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