Pieter Coecke van Aelst I
(1502 - 1550)
Pieter Coecke van Aelst I was active/lived in Belgium. Pieter Coecke van Aelst I is known for religious painting, sculpture, woodcuts, stained glass, tapestries.
Biography Pieter Coecke van Aelst I
Coecke van Aelst was a South Netherlandish painter, sculptor, architect
and designer of woodcuts, stained glass and tapestries. Son of the
Deputy Mayor of the village of Aelst, he was married twice, first to
Anna van Dornicke (d 1529), the daughter of the Antwerp painter Jan
Mertens, who may have been his teacher; they had two children, Michel
van Coecke and Pieter van Coecke II (before 1527-59), the latter of whom
became a painter. He later married mayken Verhulst, herself a painter
of miniatures and the mother of three children, Pauwel, Katelijne and
Maria; they are shown with their parents in Coecke's Family Portrait (Zurich,
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