(1542 - 1601)
Joris Hoefnagel was active/lived in Netherlands, Austria, Belgium. Joris Hoefnagel is known for manuscript illuminations, still life painting.
Biography Joris Hoefnagel
A self-taught artist, Joris Hoefnagel was significant to Dutch art in
several ways. He was the last significant manuscript illuminator
and was one of the first to use still life as a subject for oil
paintings. Described as a "true Renaissance man", (Getty)
he also was a poet, musician, topographer, engraver, prolific miniature
painter and mapmaker.
His parents were wealthy as his father was a successful diamond
merchant, which allowed him much travel as a youth. Going to
England, France and Spain, he did topographical drawings of places he
visited, and these were later used in a six-volume atlas set. In
1577, after the invasion of Antwerp by Spain, Hoefnagel traveled south
with Abraham Orte
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