Jan Hackaert
1628 – Amsterdam – nach 1686

Dutch draughtsman

Art teachers of Hackaert are not know. He made study trips through Switzerland and Italy, proved by a sticky tape owned by the art museum in Zurich. Drawings with motifs from Switzerland by Hackaert are in the famous atlas by Joan Blaeu (Kartograph, 1596-1673) in the Austrian National Library, Vienna.

Hackaert made drawings of Dutch and Italian landscapes, river valleys, and wooded hills as modestly washed pen-and-ink sketches painted from nature or as skilfully worked out landscape drawings which match his rare paintings. Characteristic for his drawings are the depiction of foliage through framing outlines and a small just sketched figurative staffage. And the sunlight touching trunks and leaves is specially enhenced.