STREECK, Hendrick van
(b. 1659, Amsterdam, d. ca. 1719, Amsterdam)


Dutch painter, part of a family of painters, the son of Juriaen van Streeck. After learning to draw from his father, he studied sculpting with Willem van der Hoeven. In 1683 he married Maria van Hokkum. When his father died in 1687, Hendrick was advised by Melchior de Hondecoeter to stick to painting, and so he became a student of Emmanuel de Witte. He learned to paint church interiors so well that his art was hard to tell apart from De Witte's.

Van Streeck also painted landscapes. In 1696 he was involved in the decoration of the townhall in Alkmaar.

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