Дирк Валкенбург (Dirk Valkenburg)

Золотой век Голландии

Dirk Valkenburg (1675, in Amsterdam – 1721, in Amsterdam), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

According to the RKD he was a pupil of Michiel van Musscher, Herman van Vollenhove, and Jan Weenix. In 1698 he worked in Vienna for the Prince of Liechtenstein, and from 1706-1707 he travelled to Surinam to draw the native plants and birds for the wealthy city secretary of Amsterdam, Jonas Witsen, who owned a plantation there and whom he met through his teacher Musscher.

He is known for exotic landscapes, paintings of birds, and fruit and flower still lifes.