Juriaen van Streeck

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Juriaen van Streeck
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Juriaen van Streeck

Died1687 (aged 54–55)
Known forPainting

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

Juriaen van Streek was born in the year 1632 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 1653 he married Grietje Claes. The couple lived in several locations in the Jordaan then moved to Prinsengracht. They had nine children,[3] three were buried young.[4] When Van Streeck died he was an innkeeper in Kerkstraat.

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 transience 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.


  1. ^ Birth certificate
  2. ^ a b Streek, Juriaan van at the RKD databases
  3. ^ Ten birth certificates
  4. ^ Three burial certificates
  5. ^ (in 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