(1675 - 1727)
Dirk Valkenburg was active/lived in Netherlands. Dirk Valkenburg is known for painting.
Biography Dirk Valkenburg
Dirk Valkenburg was born in Amsterdam, where he became a pupil, first of a certain Kuilenburg, then of the portrait-and genre painter Michiel van Musscher, and finally of Jan Weenix, the highly successful painter of animals and still lifes.
In 1696, Valkenburg left Amsterdam to travel south, and here he met with success, first in Augsburg, and then two years later in Vienna. Around 1701, he returned to Amsterdam, where he acquired citizenship in March of 1703. In 1706, under contract for the Amsterdam plantation owner Jonas Witsen, he traveled to Surinam in order to draw and paint scenes on Witsen's plantations as well as the rare birds and plants found there. Due to illness, Valkenburg returned earlier than planned, probably with th
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