GREENWICH, CT.- The Bruce Museum presents the exhibit of works of art made by Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712) through January 10, 2007. Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712) was the preeminent Dutch painter of cityscapes and the first artist anywhere to record all the beauty of the urban scene. This first monographic exhibition of Van der Heydens art to be mounted in seventy years will present approximately forty paintings and twenty drawings of the greatest painter of cityscapes in the Golden Age of Dutch painting.
The exhibition will have its only showing in the United States at the Bruce Museum and will thereafter travel to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Jan van der Heyden (1632-1712) is generously supported by Reed Elsevier, with additional support from the Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The David T. Langrock Foundation, The Netherland-America Foundation, The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund, and a Committee of Honor under the patronage of The Honorable Cora Minderhoud, Consul General of the Netherlands in New York. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.