Daan van Heesch (°1992) is a PhD Fellow in Art History at the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and affiliated with Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven). His forthcoming dissertation explores the cross-cultural reception and afterlife of Hieronymus Bosch in the early modern world, with case studies ranging from the commercial metropolis of Antwerp to the Viceroyalty of Peru (supervised by Professors Jan Van der Stock and Paul Vandenbroeck).
In 2013, Daan held an internship at the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague. He received his MA in Art History from KU Leuven in 2014. In the same year, he joined Illuminare as a research assistant. His master’s thesis, about model drawings and workshop practices in 16th-century Antwerp, was awarded the Rogier van der Weyden Prize and the IMRS/Lectio Thesis Prize. He was granted a PhD fellowship from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) in 2015.
His work on Bosch, Antwerp art, colonialism and the global reach of Netherlandish prints has appeared in journals such as Simiolus, Print Quarterly and Oud Holland. Daan has also contributed to several exhibition catalogues and edited volumes on late medieval and early modern art. He is the co-editor of Netherlandish Art and Luxury Goods in Renaissance Spain (Harvey Miller Publishers 2018, with Robrecht Janssen and Jan Van der Stock).