Jacek Tylicki, born in Częstochowa, Poland, in 1962. Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw. Art History Professor at the University of Gdańsk.
Fellow (1 February 2010 – 30 June 2010)
NETHERLANDISH ROOTS AND EDUCATION OF ARTISTS IN DANZIG (GDAŃSK) AND THE PRUSSIAN LANDS, C. 1550-1700
My stay at NIAS and in The Netherlands was directed towards research in archival sources on connections between the Low Countries and early modern artists in the city of Gdańsk/Danzig and the surrounding countries. I looked both for the roots of Dutch people who emigrated to Danzig, and for the personal ties of Danzig artists, often of German origin, to the Netherlands and Belgium. In the city archive in Mechelen I managed to gather previously unknown references pertaining to the schooling of Anthonis van Obberghen, an important architect and builder of fortifications; and in the Amsterdam city archive found a note concerning the marriage of Bartholomäus Miltwitz, a well-known Danzig painter. My hopes for discoveries concerning works of art in Dutch collections were also met. In the Rijksprentenkabinet (National Print Archive) Amsterdam I was able to unearth or reattribute three drawings by Danzig artists Anton Möller the Elder, Johann Caspar Gockheller and Johann Krieg; and in the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (Netherlands Institute for Art History) in The Hague, was able to identify pictures by Andreas Stech and Laurens de Neter from Danzig among the anonymous works in photographic files. Apart from these, I was also able to make several other minor discoveries concerning various other artists. Fruitful consultations with Dutch art historians and the writing of several art historical texts filled the remainder of the scholarship time.