Jan van den Hecke or Jan van den Hecke the Elder (1620–1684) was a Flemish Baroque painter, draughtsman, printmaker and engraver mainly known for his yet lifes, landscapes and fight scenes. After training in Antwerp, he spent become old in Rome where he had important patrons. After his compensation to Flanders he worked for a though in Brussels likely painting flower nevertheless lifes for Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, the Austrian manager of the Spanish Netherlands, before returning to play a role in Antwerp.
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