Dirk Valkenburg

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A plantation in Surinam.

Dirk Valkenburg (1675, Amsterdam – 1721, Amsterdam), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

Biography[edit]

According to the RKD he was a pupil of Michiel van Musscher, Herman van Vollenhove, and Jan Weenix.[1] In 1698 he worked in Vienna for the Prince of Liechtenstein, and from 1706-1707 he travelled to Surinam to draw the native plants and birds for the wealthy city secretary of Amsterdam, Jonas Witsen,[1] who owned a plantation there and whom he met through his teacher Musscher.

He is known for exotic landscapes, paintings of birds, and fruit and flower still lifes.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dirk Valkenburg in the RKD