- Also known as
Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen
primary name: Cornelisz., Jacob
other name: Amsterdam, Jacob van
other name: Cornelisz. Amsterdam, Jacob van
other name: Cornelisz. Oostzanen, Jakob van
other name: Oostsanen, Jacob Cornelisz. van
other name: Oostzanen, Jacob van
- individual; painter/draughtsman; printmaker; Dutch; Male
- Life dates
- Painter, draughtsman and woodcutter born in Oostzaan c. 1460-1465; active in Amsterdam from c. 1480-1485 until his death in c. 1533. He was one of the first important artists and probably the first printmaker working in Amsterdam, living at the Kalverstraat. Cornelisz ran a successful workshop in Amsterdam that produced paintings (altarpieces, devotional panels, and portraits) as well as woodcuts. He collaborated with printer Doen Pietersz. on monumental, multi-sheet ensembles, to which Lucas van Leyden also contributed woodcuts.The artist trained his two sons, the painters Cornelis Jacobsz [Cornelis Buys II] and Dirck Jacobsz, along with Jan van Scorel, who worked with him between 1512 and 1518. Cornelisz signs his work with a monogram "IWVA" (the upside-down “W” enclosing the “V”): the “I” and “A” on the sides stand for ‘Jacob from Amsterdam’, the joint W and V in the centre consisting on the house mark of Cornelisz’s workshop.
- Steinbart; E.S. Jacobowitz and S.L. Stepanek, 'Lucas van Leyden and his contemporaries', National Gallery of Art, Washington, ex.cat. 1983, pp. 266-267.
Pfeifer-Helke, T. 'Mit den Gezeiten: frühe Druckgraphik der Niederlande' Dresden Kupferstichkabinett 2013, p. 134-135.
Daantje Meuwissen, 'Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (ca. 1475-1533). De Renaissance in Amsterdam en Alkmaar' exh. cat. 2014.
New Hollstein complied by Yvonne Bleyerveld (2019)