Swiss, 16th – 17th century, male.
Born c. 1550, in Zaubern (Alsace); died 23 or 16 March 1624, in Basel.
Painter, draughtsman, copyist, art restorer. Portraits, genre scenes. Frescoes.
Hans Bock the Elder is thought to have begun his studies in Strasbourg, where he went to familiarise himself with the work of Flemish artists such as Jan van Orley, Arnold van Orley and Niklaus. He copied works of art in the Amerbach collection in Basel, and later worked as an assistant in the studio of Hans Hug Klauber, whom he was to succeed. For his admission to the Himmelzunft guild, he painted a composition showing a ...