Etchers in History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1573-06-09 Henricus Hondius, Dutch etcher/publisher
  • 1578-03-18 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, baptized
  • 1607-07-13 Václav [Wenceslaus] Hollar, Bohemian-born etcher, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1677)
  • 1607-10-24 John Lievens, Dutch painter, etcher and wood carver, born in Leiden, Dutch Republic (d. 1674)
  • 1607-11-19 Erasmus Quellinus II, Flemish painter and etcher, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1678)
  • 1619-11-15 Philips Koninck, Dutch landscape painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1688)
  • 1620-10-01 Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1683)
  • 1622-02-13 Adam Pijnacker, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, baptized
  • 1630-06-10 Willem van Bemmel, Dutch painter and etcher, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1708)
  • 1633-02-20 Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher
  • 1648-04-16 John Luyken, Dutch poet and etcher (Duytse Lyre), born in Amsterdam (d. 1712)
  • 1683-07-25 Pieter Langendijk, Dutch painter, etcher and playwright (Wiskunstenaars), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1756)
  • 1702-08-15 Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter and etcher, born in Pitigliano, Italy (d. 1788)
  • 1712-01-24 Georg F Schmidt, German engraver/etcher
  • 1720-10-04 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher, born in Mogliano Veneto, Italy (d. 1778)
  • 1726-11-30 Jacques Aliamet, French etcher and engraver, born in Abbeville, France (d. 1788)
  • 1746-03-30 Francisco Jose de Goya, Fuendetodos Spain, painter/etcher (Naked Maja)
  • 1756-07-14 Thomas Rowlandson, English painter/cartoonist/etcher
  • 1787-02-16 Andreas Schelfhout, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer
  • 1795-02-10 Ary Scheffer, Dutch painter/etcher/sculptor
  • 1798-04-26 Eugène Delacroix, French painter and etcher (Journal), born in Charenton-Saint-Maurice, Île-de-France, France (d. 1863)
  • 1805-01-27 Samuel Palmer, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision), born in London, England
  • 1810-05-28 Alexandre Calamo, Swiss painter, etcher and lithographer (d. 1864)
  • 1818-09-16 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, born in London (d. 1910)
  • 1821-11-23 Charles Meryon, British/French etcher
  • 1828-07-05 Paul Gabriël, Dutch water colors painter and etcher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1903)
  • 1839-08-17 Thijs [Matthijs] Maris, Dutch painter/etcher
  • 1842-06-02 Constantly AM Cap, Flemish poet/etcher
  • 1843-12-06 Albert de Vriendt, Flemish historical painter and etcher, born in Ghent, belgium (d. 1900)
  • 1850-01-05 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter & etcher, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1850-09-06 Louis Apol, Dutch painter, etcher and literary, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1936)
  • 1851-01-14 Théophile de Bock, Dutch painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1904)
  • 1852-10-23 Jean-Louis Forain, French etcher/lithographer
  • 1859-12-20 Antonius Derkinderen, Dutch painter & artist, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1925)
  • 1860-02-18 Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)
  • 1860-04-13 James Ensor, Flemish painter and etcher (De lampenjongen), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1949)
  • 1861-06-09 Floris H Verster, [van Wulverhorst], Dutch painter, cartoonist and etcher, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • 1862-01-17 John E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher
  • 1864-05-18 Jan P Veth, Bayern, Dutch painter, etcher, lithographer and art historian
  • 1866-01-09 Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1871-08-02 John French Sloan, American painter and etcher, born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1876-03-23 Muirhead Bone, etcher/engraver of architecture, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1877-09-05 Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter and etcher, born in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • 1879-04-28 Edgard Tytgat, Flemish painter and etcher, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • 1879-11-07 Eugeen Yoors, Flemish etcher and glass painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1882-02-12 Walter Vaes, Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1882-11-23 Johan C T Kikkert, Dutch painter/etcher/critic
  • 1883-05-20 Paul Arntzenius, Dutch painter, graphic artist and etcher, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1886-07-23 Jan Poortenaar, Dutch painter, etcher and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1958)
  • 1893-02-15 Harm H Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/etcher/ceramist
  • 1893-09-01 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japans/American painter/etcher/lithographer
  • 1893-10-08 Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher, born in Epping, England (d. 1968)
  • 1904-01-18 Henri-Georges Adam, French engraver & sculptor (Grand Nude), born in Paris, France (d. 1967)
  • 1904-12-17 Paul Cadmus, etcher/painter (Sailors & Floozies), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920-04-06 Bernard Carter, British painter and etcher

Famous Deaths

  • 1610-12-11 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, buried at 32
  • 1624-09-23 Willem Pietersz Buytewech, painter/etcher, dies at about 32
  • 1629-08-21 Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies
  • 1652-08-09 John Both, landscape painter/etcher, dies at about 37
  • 1652-09-28 Jan Asselijn, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, dies at about 42
  • 1673-03-28 Adam Pijnacker, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, buried at 51
  • 1674-06-04 John Lievens, Dutch painter, etcher and wood carver, dies at 66
  • 1675-09-03 Pieter Boel, Flemish painter/etcher, dies
  • 1677-03-28 Václav [Wenceslaus] Hollar, Bohemian-born etcher, dies at about 69
  • 1677-08-28 Wallerant Vaillant, French painter and engraver, dies at 54
  • 1678-11-07 Erasmus Quellinus II, Flemish painter and etcher, dies at 70
  • 1678-11-20 Charles Dujardin, painter/etcher (Learned Dog), dies at about 56
  • 1680-08-24 Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried
  • 1681-12-08 Gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies
  • 1683-02-18 Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, dies at 62
  • 1688-10-04 Philips Koninck, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 68
  • 1702-03-08 John de Baen, portrait painter/etcher, buried at 69
  • 1706-11-16 Godfried Schalcken, Dutch painter, etcher and engraver, dies at about 63
  • 1708-12-20 Willem van Bemmel, Dutch painter and etcher, dies at 78
  • 1712-04-05 John Luyken, Dutch poet and etcher (species company), dies at 63
  • 1747-07-16 Giuseppe Maria Crespi, painter/etcher, dies
  • 1756-07-09 Pieter Langendijk, Dutch painter, etcher and playwright (Wiskunstenaars), dies at 72
  • 1778-11-09 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher, dies at 58
  • 1788-05-29 Jacques Aliamet, French etcher and engraver, dies at 61
  • 1788-12-30 Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter and etcher, dies at 86
  • 1809-03-27 Joseph-Marie Vien, French court painter, dies at 92
  • 1821-04-22 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter & etcher, dies at 52
  • 1839-01-12 Joseph A Koch, Aust painter/cartoonist/etcher/illustrator, dies at 70
  • 1858-06-15 Ary Scheffer, Dutch French Romantic painter, etcher and sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1863-08-13 Eugène Delacroix, French painter and etcher (Journal), dies at 65
  • 1864-03-17 Alexandre Calamo, Swiss painter, etcher and lithographer, dies at 53
  • 1870-04-19 Andreas Schelfhout, painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 83
  • 1891-01-31 Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1900-10-14 Albert de Vriendt, Flemish historical painter and etcher, dies at 56
  • 1903-08-23 Paul Gabriël, Dutch water colors painter and etcher, dies at 75
  • 1904-11-22 Theophile E A de Bock, painter/etcher, dies
  • 1907-01-08 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 57
  • 1910-06-01 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, dies at 91
  • 1915-10-09 Constant A M Cap, Flemish poet/etcher, dies at 73
  • 1918-10-19 Joseph Lesage, French painter/etcher (WWI), dies at 34
  • 1920-12-31 Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43
  • 1922-06-09 Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 56
  • 1925-08-01 John Pieter Veth, painter/lithographer/etcher/writer, dies at 61
  • 1925-11-02 Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 65
  • 1927-01-21 Floris H Verster, Dutch painter/cartoonist/etcher, dies at 65
  • 1936-11-22 Louis Apol, Dutch painter, etcher and literary, dies at 86
  • 1942-04-12 Johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80
  • 1949-11-19 James Ensor, Flemish painter and etcher (Oestereetster), dies at 89
  • 1951-09-07 John French Sloan, American painter and etcher, dies at 80
  • 1953-05-14 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japans/American painter/etcher, dies at 59
  • 1954-01-11 Edgard Tytgat, Flemish painter and etcher, dies at 77
  • 1958-10-15 Jan Poortenaar, Dutch painter, etcher and cartoonist, dies at 72
  • 1965-01-05 Paul Arntzenius, Dutch painter, graphic artist and etcher, dies at 81
  • 1965-06-26 Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82
  • 1968-08-08 Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher, dies at 74
  • 1975-04-01 Eugeen Yoors, Flemish etcher and glass painter, dies at 95