TRECK, Jan Jansz.
(b. ca. 1606, Amsterdam, d. 1652, Amsterdam)
Dutch painter, pupil of his brother-in-law, Jan Jansz. van den Uyl (1595/6-1639/40). After Van den Uyl's sudden death in 1640, he acted as guardian of his children and executor of his estate. He specialized in still-lifes and was much influenced by the style of Uyl, Claesz and Heda. Works by the artist are rare; Vroom records just fifteen autograph pictures with dated works between 1644 and 1651 indicating a fairly brief period of activity.