1558, Mullebracht — 1617, Haarlem
Painter, engraver, draftsman. He studied at Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert, who lived then in the town of Cleves. In 1577, he moved to Haarlem. In the 1580, he organized his own workshop on publishing of engravings, where his students were working under his leadership: Jacob Matham, Jacob de Gheyn Jr., Jan Muller, Jan Saenredam. In 1590–1591, he traveled to Germany and Italy. After returning to Haarlem in the middle of the 1590’s, he made several engraving series: "Antique Deities", "Nine Muses", "Life of the Virgin", which, during the lifetime of the author, were named by contemporaries as "Masterpieces". After 1600, he was mainly engaged in painting. He created over 400 engravings.