(b. ca. 1440, Wesel?, d. ca. 1515, Wesel?)


German painter, part of a family of painters. Derick Baegert, who executed mainly religious works, ran a flourishing workshop with his son Jan, his nephew Jan Joest, and other masters. Father and son are thought to have visited the Netherlands together, c. 1482-4, but although a Netherlandish influence pervaded their work, Derick's retained a Late Gothic style. He produced several large altarpieces, including the ones for the Dortmunder Propsteikirche and the Mathena Church in Wesel, the Berlin Passion altar and the Parish Church altar in Cologne.

Derick Baegert worked in Wesel in the lower Rhine region, but similarities in style between his works and panel paintings and book illustrations made in Utrecht indicate that he may have trained in that city. He was in Wesel by 1476 and painted a flag, probably for the town hall. From that year he is frequently mentioned in contracts, accounts and tax lists.

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