(b Amsterdam, 24 June 1744; d Haarlem, 28 Jan. 1831). Dutch painter and administrator. His work included landscapes, topographical views, still-lifes, portraits, and genre scenes, often done in a manner recalling 17th-century Dutch masters. From 1785 to 1819 he was the first curator of the art collections of the Teylers Foundation (now the Teylers Museum) in Haarlem, named after the financier, collector, and philanthropist Pieter Teyler (1702–78); this was the first public museum in the Netherlands (opened 1784). During his time in charge Hendriks made some important additions to the collections; his own work is represented in the city's Frans Hals Museum.
From The Oxford Dictionary of Art in Oxford Reference.