Dutch family of artists of Flemish origin. Philip Vinckboons (d 1601) painted watercolours on canvas (waterschilderijen)—an art form practised mainly in Mechelen, which he taught to his son (1) David Vinckboons, later active as a painter, draughtsman and printmaker. The Vinckboons household moved to Antwerp c. 1580. The religious wars in the southern Netherlands probably occasioned their subsequent move to Middelburg c. 1586 and finally to Amsterdam, where Philip was registered as a citizen in 1591.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.