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VALKENBORCH Lucas van (b. ca. 1530, Leuven, d. 1597, Frankfurt/Main) Nationality : Flemish

Valkenborch (or Valckenborch, or Valkenborgh), family of Netherlandish landscape and genre painters. Lucas joined the Mechelen Guild in 1560 and in 1565 was in Antwerp. He married and had a son, Marten van Valckenborch II (b before 1566; d Vienna, 1597), also a painter, before fleeing to Liege to avoid persecution (he was a Protestant) in 1566 and then to Aachen, where his brother Marten I had settled. In 1574-5 Lucas returned to Antwerp and, in 1579, became court painter to the Habsburg archduke, Matthias, governor of the Spanish Netherlands in Brussels from 1577 to 1582 and later Emperor (reg 1612-19). He accompanied Archduke Matthias to Linz before settling in Frankfurt in 1593.

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