Robert van den Hoecke: life and works

Robert van den Hoecke (30 November 1622 in Antwerp – 1668 in Bergues-Saint-Winoc) was a Flemish painter, engraver and architect. He is principally known for his panoramic fight scenes as capably as his landscape paintings. A single nevertheless life by his hand is known.

After training and starting his career in Antwerp, the artiste moved to Brussels where he entered into the bolster of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, the proprietor of the Habsburg Netherlands. Following his taking office by the Archduke to the slant of Côntroleur des fortifications pour le serve de sa Maj. en Flandre (Controller of fortifications in the help of his Majesty in Flanders) he lived from 1661 until his death in 1668 in Bergues-Saint-Winoc.

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