Jacques Backereel

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Jacques Backereel (1590, Antwerp – 1668, Antwerp), was a Flemish Baroque landscape painter.

Biography[edit]

According to Houbraken, who called him Jaques Backereel, he was one of those Backereelen that he discussed in his first volume of the Schouburgh.[1] He mentioned him in his second volume as being the first teacher of Abraham Genoels who studied with him from his eleventh to his fifteenth year.[1] According to Houbraken, Joachim von Sandrart mentioned 7 or 8 Backereel family members that he knew personally.[2] Today he is one of only three Backereel brothers documented; the other two are Gillis Backereel and Willem Backereel.

According to the RKD he was also known as Jackus Backel or Backereil, and was a pupil of Tobias Verhaecht and became a master in the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1618.[3] He was the teacher of Abraham Genoels and Franciscus van der Steen.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Dutch) Jacques Backereel Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ (Dutch) Guilian en Gilis Bakkereel Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  3. ^ a b Jacques Backereel in the RKD