Nikolaus van Hoy

Painting, Visual Artist

1631 – 1679

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Who was Nikolaus van Hoy?

Nikolaus van Hoy or Nikolaas van Hoey or Nikolaas van Hoje was a Flemish Baroque painter, draughtsman and etcher.

He was the apprentice of Matheuz at Antwerp. He worked at Brussels between 1647 - 1655. He went to Vienna in 1657. At about 1667 he became the court painter of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor and the Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria. He retained this post till his death in 1679.

He was succeeded at the court by his son Nickolaus van Hoey the Younger.

He engraved religious scenes and mythological figures adapted from originals of Veronese, Barocci and Raphael.

His works can still be seen at :

Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna : two scenes of battles

Augustinerkirche, Vienna : the chapel

Dominikanerkirche : the oil paintings in the pendants of the dome

Bezirksmuseum Stockerau : the oil painting "Heiliger Stephan"

He was probably the grandson of Nicolas van Houy.

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Lived in
  • Antwerp
Jun 25, 1679

on July 23, 2013


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