VELLERT, Dirck Jacobsz.
(b. ca. 1480, Amsterdam, d. 1547, Antwerpen)


Netherlandish glass painter. He was born in Amsterdam and he became member of the Antwerp Guild of St Luke in 1511. He is perhaps most famous as a designer of stained glass. Almost all of his monumental work has been lost, the only surviving ensemble is the series of windows that he designed in 1517 for King's College Chapel, Cambridge for Henry VIII. Although he was praised during his lifetime, his name and works were largely forgotten by the 17th century.