A Gothic Church Interior - Blieck, Daniel de

Fine Art

Blieck, Daniel de

Trained as an architect, Daniel de Blieck began his career in the 1650s, painting primarily church interiors. His activity was not confined to painting but extended to providing designs to stonemasons for architectural elements and sculptures, inventing plans for machine works, and even supervising construction projects. Records of the artist’s birthdate are lost but he may have been nearly twenty when he joined the guild of Middelburg in 1647-48. Unlike many of his architectural painting contemporaries in the Netherlands, de Blieck usually painted his own figures.