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Last NameVredeman de Vries    
Given NameJan / Hans    
alt. NamesJ. V. d V. ; Hans Frisian / I. Vredeman Friso / Iohanne Vredemanno Frisio / Johannes Friesen / Johan Frieß / Jean Vredman ;    
Childrenpainter Paul (1567-1617), who later lived in Hamburg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Vredeman_de_Vries    
Year born1527 in Leeuwaarden,Dutch Friesland,now Netherland    
Year died1607    
Place of deathAntwerpen, then Spanish Netherlands, now Belgium    
Father's occupation    
RelativesJ.V. de J.'s other son, Salomon Vredeman de Vries (1556-1604) was also an architectural draughtsmen and painte    
Educationtrained as a painter in Amsterdam, but became interested in architecture, studies of Vitruv & Serlio in Kampen & Mechelen    
Country of ActivityNetherlands    
Worked forPerspective, TheHague&Leiden 1604-05 (w. 49+24 persp.copper engr.), Reprint New York 1968; Architectura Das ist: Bauw-kunst, Amsterdam 1638; Architectura 3e stuck De Oorden Tuschana, Antwerpen 1578; Den Boeck, Ghemaect Opde 2 Colomnen Dorica En Ionica, 1565; Variae architecturae formae, 1601    
PatronageDuke of Alba in Antwerp; Herzog Julius von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel; Rudolph II, Prague 1596; Prince Maurice of Nassau, Stadhold of Holland & Zeelan    
Collaboratorsengraver and publisher -> Henricus Hondius on "Perspective", The Hague & Leiden 1604-05 ; with his two sons ;    
Techniquesarchitectural, mathematical, optical, perspectival, and technical drawing, painting, and engraving    
Archival sourcesvar. links at de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Vredeman_de_Vries ; www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/vredeman_de_vries_hans.html    
Published sourcesAKL ; Introd. by Adolf K. Placzek to J. V. de V.: Perspective (New York 1968) ; "V. e V., H.". Winkler Prins encyclopedia (8 ed.): 1975 ; Piet Lombaerde: V. de V. & "Artes Mechanicae" revisited (2005) ;    
otherArchitet-painter-engraver, active in Dutch Friesland, then until 1570 in Antwerp as city architect & fortification expert; constructs Grachten in Wolffenbüttel;also workd as architect in German lands, tried top form a painter's guild in Danzig; since 1601 back in the Netherlands.    

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