Quantcast
AVDB
Germany
180 views this week
Abraham van den Blocke

Abraham van den Blocke

Gdansk architect
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Gdansk architect
Countries Germany
Occupations Architect Sculptor
Gender male
Birth 1572 (Königsberg)
Death 31 January 1628 (Gdańsk)
The details
Biography

Abraham van den Blocke (1572 – 31 January 1628) was an architect and sculptor.

Life

Van den Blocke was born in Königsberg (today Kaliningrad), Ducal Prussia, presumably the oldest of seven children of Dorothea and Willem van den Blocke, a Flemish sculptor and architect who had trained with Cornelis Floris in Antwerp. His brothers Isaak, Jacob and David were painters. In 1584 the family lived in Danzig (Gdańsk), where he was trained as a sculptor in his father's workshop. He moved to the Netherlands for further studies in 1590-95 and became a citizen of Danzig in 1596. In 1597 van den Blocke became a master and established his own workshop in 1598.

Van den Blocke died in Danzig in the same year as his father and brother Isaak, likely from an infectious disease.

Work

In 1598-1611 he made a stone altar for the St. John's church and became a municipal architect in 1611. Van den Blocke built the Golden Tenement House in 1609, the Golden Gate (1612-14) and made a front elevation of the Artushof (1616-1617). In 1606-1613 he made elements for the Neptune's well and built the Royal Granary for King Sigismund III Vasa. He is the sculptor of several tombstones and epitaphs in St. Mary's Church.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
References
http://explore.rkd.nl/explore/artists/459416
http://explore.rkd.nl/explore/artists/9096
http://isni.org/isni/0000000066853285
http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/ark:/99166/w6z90jzs
http://www.en.gdansk.gda.pl/about,2,21.html
https://d-nb.info/gnd/132702355
https://rkd.nl/en/explore/artists/459416
https://viaf.org/viaf/3641212
https://www.getty.edu/vow/ULANFullDisplay?find=&role=&nation=&subjectid=500120389
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q73334
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/3641212
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes