1558, Mullebracht — 1617, Haarlem
Painter, engraver, draftsman. He studied at Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert, who lived at that time in Kleve. In 1577, he moved to Harlem. In the 1580s, he organized his own engraving workshop, where students worked under his guide: Jacob Matham, Jacob de Gheyn the Younger, Jan Harmensz Muller, Jan Saenredam. In 1590–1591, he traveled through Germany and Italy. After returning to Harlem in the middle of the 1590s, he made several engraving series: "Eight ancient Deities", "Nine Muses", and «Life of the Virgin", which during the author's lifetime earned the title "Masterpieces". He made more than 400 engravings. After 1600, he was mainly engaged in painting.