Juriaen van Streeck

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Juriaen van Streeck
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Vanitas: still life with feather fan..
Born Juriaen van Streeck
1632
Amsterdam
Died 1687 (aged 54–55)
Amsterdam
Nationality Netherlands
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque

Juriaen van Streeck or Juriaan van Streek (Amsterdam, 29 February 1632 [1] – buried 12 June 1687, Amsterdam[2]) was a Dutch Golden Age painter of still lifes.

Biography[edit]

In 1653 he married Grietje Claes. The couple lived in several locations in the Jordaan then moved to Prinsengracht. They had nine children.[3] When Van Streeck died, three of his children survived him.[4]

According to Houbraken, Van Streeck excelled at all still life subjects, including helmets, books, letters, musical instruments, and skulls or dead animals to indicate the transcience of life.[5]

He was a follower of Willem Kalf and influenced Barend van der Meer.[2]

Houbraken also wrote an entry for his son Hendrick van Streeck, who became a student of Emanuel de Witte and painted church interiors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birth certificate
  2. ^ a b Streek, Juriaan van at the RKD databases
  3. ^ Ten birth certificates
  4. ^ Burial certificates
  5. ^ (Dutch) Juriaan van Streek biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature