16381722, Apr
a Dutch marine painter, active in England and later in France, where he became a member of the Academy in 1681.His earliest dated work, a capriccio view of Antwerp was painted in 1673. His paintings usually depict warships and battles out at sea, or scenes of harbours with palatial classical buildings standing directly on the waterfront. Most of his pictures of 1677–9 are of English subjects. Van Beecq was in Paris by July 1680, when he presented a painting at a meeting of the Académie royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, of which he became a member on 26 April 1681.
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