Jan Micker

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"A Bird's Eye View of Amsterdam", faithful copy of Cornelis Anthonisz' 1538 view of the city, but showing cloud shadows over the land, 1652

Jan Christiaensz Micker (1598, Amsterdam – 1664, Amsterdam), was a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter.

Biography[edit]

Houbraken mentioned him as a "gemeen schilder" who was the first drawing teacher of Jan Baptist Weenix.[1]

According to the RKD besides being the first teacher of Jan Baptist Weenix he painted staffage in paintings by Jan Fransz Dammeroen, Hans Jurriaensz van Baden and Joachim Govertsz Camphuysen.[2] In 1653 he lived on the Prinsengracht across from the Noorderkerk in the house called 't Wapen van Amsterdam.[2] When he died he lived on the Lindengracht, and was buried in the Noorderkerk.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Jan Micker, "een gemeen Schilder" in Jan Baptista Weeninx Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ a b c Jan Christiaensz. Micker in the RKD