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Last NameEckhout    
Given NameAlbert     
alt. NamesA. E. ; van der Eeckhout / van den Eyckhout / Aeeckhout / Eeckholt / Achout / Acov ;     
Year born1610 c. in Groningen    
Year died1665 / 1656    
Place of deathGroningen    
Father's occupation    
Educationperhaps pupil of architect Jacob Pieterszoon van Campen    
Country of ActivityBrazil    
Worked forNassau-Siegen: Libri Picturati (1644); Theat rer nat. Brasiliae (1600); Caspar Barlaeus: Rer per octen Bras (1647); W. Piso & de Laet: Hist nat Brasilia (1648);    
PatronageJohann-Maurits Nassau-Siegen ; expeditionist Hendrick Brouwer ; Elector Johann Georg II of Saxony ;    
Collaboratorspainter Frans Janszoon Post (1612-1680); Pieter Post ;    
Techniquesanthropological, ethnological, and geographical painting, drawing, and oil    
Archival sourcesJagiello Library, Crakow; Mauritshuis, The Hague;    
Published sourcesAKL 32 2002: 104; ThB 10 1914: 354; Pinault 1991: 62-8; C. Ferrao & J. P. Monteiro Soares (eds.) 1993; Denise Daum: Albert Eckhouts 'gemalte Kolonie'. Bild- und Wissensproduktion über Niederländisch-Brasilien um 1640 (Marburg 2009); Kury 2014: 34-5;     
otherExpedition artist to West Africa c. 1637, Pemambuco (Recife), Angola c. 1641, Bahia (Salvador), Brasil, Chile 1642/3 ?, the Netherlands (Amersfoort) and Germany (court painter at Dresden).    

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