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painter, draftsman, print artist, city master builder, fortress engineer, art theorist, planner, cabinetmaker
in 1592-1593 city architect of Danzig
Born
Leeuwarden 1525/1526
age mentioned as 34 in a deed from 1560 (Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002, p. 30, note 1)
Deceased
Hamburg 1609
Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002, p. 29
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father of Paul (1567-before 1636) and Salomon Vredeman de Vries (1556-1604)
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worked with Gillis Mostaert (Michiels 2005); his son Paul helped him with large commissions, for instance in Danzig
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Active in
  • Leeuwarden 1544 - 1546
    trained as a cabinet maker, then became pupil of the glass painter Rijnier Gerritsz. between 1544 and 1546/1547
  • Kampen (Overijssel) 1546 - 1548
    worked in the workshop of the Kampen town painter Ernst Maeler c. 1546-1547 (Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002)
  • Antwerpen 1548 - 1550
    in September 1548 documented as citizen of Antwerp; cooperates in Antwerp fo the festive decorations for the entrance of Karel V and Filips II in September 1549
  • Kollum (Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland) 1550 - 1552
    c. 1550 tot c. 1552, worked for a cabinet maker in Kollum (Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002)
  • Mechelen 1552 - 1561
    active in the workshop of Claude Dorisy, got aquainted with renaissance motifs through prints by Hiëronymus Cock and probably had contact with the Italian artist Giorgio Ghisi who stayed in Antwerp until 1554. Got acquainted with Michiel Coxie, worked together with Pieter Brueghel I for Hiëronymus Cock, was member of the guild (Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002)
  • Antwerpen 1561
    made a design for the new construction of the Antwerp town hall (Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002)
  • Mechelen 1561 - 1564
  • Antwerpen 1564-02 - 1570
    had to leave Antwerp in 1570 for the inquisition (Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002)
  • Aken 1570 - 1572-11
    Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002
  • Luik (prov.) 1572-11 - 1575
    according to Van Mander
  • Antwerpen 1575 - 1586
    left for Frankfurt for economic reasons (Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002)
  • Frankfurt am Main 1586
  • Wolfenbüttel 1587 - 1589-05
    active as an architect at the court of Julius von Braunschweig-Lüneburg; fired by his successor Duke Heinrich-Julius and left for Braunschweig (Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002)
  • Braunschweig 1589-05 - 1591
    Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002
  • Hamburg 1591 - 1592
    worked for Antwerp refuges, a.o. for the goldmith Jacob de Moor who commisioned a painting for the St. Petri church(Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002)
  • Danzig (hist.) 1592-10 - 1596
    produced designs for fortifications (not executed, the commision went to Obbergen); made a painting for the Artus Court and decorated the interior of the summer council chamber of the town hall (Borggrefe / Fusenig / Uppenkamp 2002)
  • Hamburg 1596 - 1597
    worked for the Antwerps refugee Hans l' Hommel (Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002)
  • Praag 1597 - 1598
    active for Emperor Rudolf II; returned to Hamburg in the autumn of 1598 (Borggrefe/Fusenig/Uppenkamp 2002)
  • Hamburg 1598 - 1600
  • Amsterdam 1600 - 1606
  • Den Haag 1601 - 1604
    Buijsen/Dumas e.a. 1998
  • Hamburg 1606 - 1609
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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.
architecture (genre), church interior
Medium/technique
oil paint
Product
ornament design
Current
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Prague School
Entered on: 1992-02-01; Modification on: 2018-09-21

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