Swiss, 16th – 17th century, male.
Born 15 June 1564, in Basel; died 15 October 1609, in Prague.
Painter, draughtsman, architect. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.
Joseph Heinz the Elder studied under Hans Bock in the Basel art school and with Hans von Aachen in Rome in 1584. From 1590 to 1594 he was employed in Prague by Emperor Rudolph II, who later sent him to Italy to make copies of classical works. He returned to Prague in 1598. He also worked as an architect and produced plans for the court of the Wittembergs in 1602-1603.He painted portraits and is particularly noted for his ...