Van der Hecht, Guillaume
|Birthname||Guillaume Victor Van der Hecht|
|born on||30 June 1817 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )|
|Place||Brussels, Belgium, 50n50, 4e20|
|Timezone||LMT m4e20 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||07°51' 22°40 Asc. 17°35'|
Belgian landscape painter, lithographer and designer; in the Romantic style. Although he created numerous landscapes and watercolours, most of his output was in the form of engravings and designs. He was especially attracted to scenes with castles and monuments.
He also worked as an art teacher at the Belgian Royal Court during the 1850s. In 1870, he was hired to teach painting to Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. He gave his nephew, Henri Van der Hecht (1841-1901), his first art lessons.
Guillaume Van der Hecht died on 10 September 1891 in Brussels at age 74.
- (has as) student relationship with Marie, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (born 17 November 1845)
Sy Scholfield quotes French Wikipedia: "Son acte de naissance précise qu'il est né à deux heures et demie du matin (ville de Bruxelles, acte de naissance n° 1759 de l'année 1817)" .
Translation: His birth certificate specifies that he was born at half past two in the morning (city of Brussels, birth certificate n° 1759 of the year 1817).
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter, lithographer)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher