Marten Heemskerck van der Heck

painter, draftsman
North Netherlandish
Alkmaar 1607/1608
c. 1607-1608
Alkmaar 1656
buried on January 29th, 1656
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son of Claes Jacobsz. van der Heck
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was active in the workshop of his father until his death in 1652
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  • Alkmaar 1641 - 1656
    earliest report as a painter in a testimony of 1641; enrolled in the Alkmaar guild of St. Luke after the death of his father in 1653; we can assume that he took over the Van der Heck workshop in that year(Klinkert/Taatgen 2015, p. 37, 39)
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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), topography, farm still life
according to Houbraken, he mainly painted the castle and abbey of Egmond, when active in the workshop of his father (Klinkert/Taatgen 2015, p. 39)
oil paint
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