|Dates||1744 - 1793|
Dutch artist Hendrik Meyer is best known for his meticulous draftsmanship of figured landscapes, finely rendered in watercolor and
As a teenager, Meyer trained with David Coenraadts, an artist who is now completely unknown. At age twenty, he enrolled in Amsterdam's Drawing Academy, where he studied for four years. He then set up shop in Haarlem and joined the board of a local drawing academy.
Around 1774, Meyer traveled to England with another Haarlem artist, Wybrand Hendriks. After his return he settled in Leiden, attended the university there, and produced a series of wall hangings. Sometime after 1779, Meyer moved to London, where he worked with printer Timothy Sheldrake to create etched and aquatint landscapes.