Johan Gerritsz van Bronckhorst (1603 - 1661)

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Birthplace: Utrecht, Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Occupation: Schilder in de Gouden Eeuw, lid van de Utrechtse Caravaggisi groep.
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  • Johan Gerritsz van Bronckhorst (1603-1661) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver. He is considered today to be a minor member of the Utrecht Caravaggisti group. According to Houbraken, van Bronckhorst apprenticed as an eleven-year-old with the glass engraver Verburgh in Utrecht. He worked with him for 6 months and worked with two other Utrecht glassworkers before embarking on a Grand Tour in 1620. He did not get far before he was offered work in Arras by the glassworker Peeter Matthys. After six months, he continued on to Paris in 1620, where he worked with the glassworker Chamu. He returned to Utrecht in 1622, where Cornelis Poelenburg taught him to paint. He married Catalijntje van Noort in 1626. He frequented the studio of Gerard van Honthorst. In 1647 he moved to Amsterdam where he created the stained glass windows and the organ doors (almost the only area in a Calvinist church where figurative painting was sometimes allowed) of the Nieuwe Kerk (finished in 1655). He has been described as the last of the great stained glass painters in Holland.. Unlike his work for churches, his secular paintings show the influence of Caravaggio, and also show a striking appeal to sensuality. Among his pupils are counted his sons Jan Jansz and Gerrit Jansz, and Cesar van Everdingen
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1603
1603
Utrecht, Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
1626
November 12, 1626
Age 23
Utrecht, Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
1627
1627
Age 24
Utrecht, Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
1637
1637
Age 34
1654
1654
Age 51
1661
November, 1661
Age 58
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands