Hoek, Jan Van

Hoek, Jan Van an eminent Flemish painter, born at Antwerp in 1597, was instructed in the school of Rubens, and became one of his most distinguished scholars. On returning to Flanders he was invited to Vienna by Ferdinand II, and painted the portraits of the imperial family, and some historical works for the churches and public edifices. Among his historical works is a picture of the Deposition from the Cross, in the Church of Our Lady, at Mechlin, highly commended. He died at Antwerp in 1650. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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