Marten van Cleve (I)

painter, draftsman
South Netherlandish
Antwerp 1527
in the title of Ertz (2014): '1524', but on p. 9 (Biografische Daten) as 1527
Antwerp 1577/1581
died in 1577 or in 1581 (Saur 1998)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Willem I van Cleve, married to Maria de Greve, in Antwerp on 7 January 1556; father of Gillis van Cleef II/Cleve (1557 - 1597), Maerten van Cleef II/van Cleve (born 1558), Joris van Cleef (1559 - ca. 1602) and Nicolas van Cleef (1560 - 1619)
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Biographical information
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  • Antwerpen 1551 - 1581
    ‘wijnmeester’ (son of a master) in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp in 1551 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
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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.
genre, history (as a genre)
mainly known as painter of the peasant genre (Frankfurt)
oil paint
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Creation date: 1991-12-02; Last modified date: 2020-07-09


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