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Jan Van der Stock

Coordinator Illuminare—Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven) and professor at KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21 3000 Leuven (04.11)
0032 16 324870


Jan Van der Stock is professor at KU Leuven. He teaches Medieval Art, Graphic Arts, Iconography, and General introductions to Art. He is coordinator of Illuminare-Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven), holder of the Van der Weyden Chair-Paul & Dora Janssen and the Veronique Vandekerchove Chair of the City of Leuven. Jan Van der Stock has organised various international exhibitions in Vienna (1991), Brussels (1991), Saint Petersburg (1996), Florence (1996), Antwerp (1993 and 1997) and Leuven (2002, 2009 and 2010). In 1993, he was the general coordinator of the historical exhibition Antwerp93-Cultural Capital of Europe. He has also published various monographs and contributions on the history of graphic arts in the Southern Low Countries (15th-16th Centuries).


  • Jan Van der Stock, Printing Images in Antwerp. The Introduction of Printmaking in a City. Fifteenth Century to 1585 (Studies in Prints and Printmaking, 2), Rotterdam, 1998.
  • Jan Van der Stock, Early Prints (The Print Collection of the Royal Library of Belgium), London, 2002.
  • Editor of the Wierix New Hollstein-Project (13 vols), Rotterdam, 2003-2007. a. The Wierix Family (The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts. 1450-1700), Rotterdam, 2003-2004, 10 vol. and guide, Jan Van der Stock (ed), compiled by Z. Van Ruyven-Zeman. b. Wierix Book Illustrations (The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts. 1450-1700), Rotterdam, 2006-2007, 2 vol. Jan Van der Stock (ed), compiled by Harriet Stromberg.
  • Lorne Campbell en Jan Van der Stock , Exh. cat. Rogier van der Weyden 1400-1464: de Passie van de Meester, (Zwolle & Leuven), 2009.
  • Jan Van der Stock, ‘Canon in Context. Consumption of Early-Netherlandish Images in the Fifteenth and the First Half of the Sixteenth Centuries', in: Lorne Campbell, Jan Van der Stock, Catherine Reynolds en Lieve Watteeuw (eds.), Rogier van der Weyden in Context. Papers presented at the Seventeenth Symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and technology in Painting held in Leuven, 22-24 October 2009, Leuven-Paris-Walpole, 2012.
  • Ger Luijten, Jan Van der Stock en Joris Van Grieken, Exh. cat. Hieronymus Cock - Bruegels uitgever. De renaissance in prent, Brussels - New Haven, 2013.