Pieter Corneliszoon Kunst

(c. 1484—1560)

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(b Leiden, c. 1484; d Leiden, between 31 Oct 1560 and early July 1561). North Netherlandish painter and designer of maps, furniture and glass paintings. He was the eldest son of cornelis Engebrechtszoon; in 1509 he married Marytgen Gerytsdochter van Dam. In 1514 and 1519 his name appeared in the Leiden civic guard lists, where he is recorded as a painter and not as a glass painter (contrary to van Mander's report). On 9 April 1530 Pieter moved to Bruges to be with his younger brother, the painter Cornelis Corneliszoon Kunst (1493–1544), and to take charge of his sibling's business affairs. Pieter had returned to Leiden by 1532, when he designed a pulpit for the St Pieterskerk, his only important documented work.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

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