- Also known as
Pieter Coecke van Aelst I
primary name: Coecke, Pieter
other name: Aelst, Pieter Coecke van
other name: Aelst, Pieter Koecke van
other name: Coecke van Aelst, Pieter
other name: Coecke van Alost, Pieter
other name: Koecke van Aelst, Pieter
other name: Koecke, Pieter
- individual; painter/draughtsman; publisher/printer; Flemish; Male
- Life dates
- Netherlandish painter and designer of tapestry, glass windows, and ephemeral decorations for festivals. Pupil of Bernard van Orley. Born in Aelst on August 14th 1502, travelled to Rome when young. He is mentioned as a Master in the guild of St. Luke in Antwerp by 1527. In 1533-4 he travelled to Constantinople supposedly to seek commission for tapestries from Sultan Suleyman I. Coecke van Aelst was in the Sultan's empire on behalf of the tapestry maker Willem van der Moyen from Brussels. In 1539 he published translations of Vitruvius and Serlio into Flemish. In 1546 he moved to Brussels, and was named court painter to Charles V in 1550 a few months before his death on December 6, 1550. Teacher of Pieter Bruegel the Elder from 1545 till 1550, whom his daughter married in 1563.
- Hollstein (as Coecke van Aelst)
E. Cleland, ed., 'Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry', New York and New Haven, 2014.
S. Alsteens, 'The Drawings of Pieter Coecke van Aeslt' Master Drawings LII:3 (2014) pp. 275-362.
Pfeifer-Helke, T. 'Mit den Gezeiten: frühe Druckgraphik der Niederlande' Dresden Kupferstichkabinett 2013, p. 222-223.