Claes Jacobsz. van der Heck

painter, draftsman
North Netherlandish
Alkmaar 1575/1581
between c. 1575 and 1581 (Wortel 1943, p. 50)
Alkmaar 1652-12/1652-12-19
buried on December 19th, 1652
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
father of Marten Heemskerck van der Heck; second-cousin of Claes Dircksz. van der Heck; grand-nephew of Maerten van Heemskerck
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
employed his son in his workshop
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1608 - 1652
earliest known painting is dated 1608
Active in
  • Alkmaar 1608 - 1652
    earliest known painting is dated 1608; painted a group portrait of the officers of the Oude Schutterij in 1613; 1616-1620 commission for three decorative paintings for the "schepenkamer" in the Alkmaar City Hall; 1632 co-founder of the Alkmaar guild of St. Luke; died in Alkmaar 1652
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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.
landscape (as genre), winter landscape, architecture (genre), topography, history (as a genre), portrait
oil paint
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Creation date: 1992-01-10; Last modified date: 2020-06-04


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