Dutch, 16th – 17th century, male.
Born 15 May 1565, in Utrecht; died 15 May 1621, in Amsterdam.
Painter, sculptor, medallist, architect. Religious subjects, portraits. Monuments, funerary monuments, busts.
Hendrik de Keyser the Elder was taught by the sculptor C. Bloemaert in Dordrecht, and the painter Abr. Bloemaert. He was awarded the freedom of the city of Amsterdam on 24 October 1591, and was an architect to the town in 1594. He married on 6 August 1591, and had four sons and two daughters. Three of his sons - Pieter, Thomas and Willem - became artists. He taught Hans Stenwinckel. His architectural masterpiece was the tomb of William of Orange in the church in Delft. His sculptures include ...