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 receptions of Hieronymus Bosch in the Habsburg world, with case studies ranging from sixteenth-century Antwerp to colonial Peru (supervised by 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 on 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, and the global reach of prints has appeared in journals such as Simiolus, Print Quarterly, Master Drawings, and Oud Holland. Daan has also contributed to several exhibition catalogues and edited volumes on early modern Netherlandish art across multiple media. He is co-editor of Netherlandish Art and Luxury Goods in Renaissance Spain (Harvey Miller Publishers 2018, with Robrecht Janssen and Jan Van der Stock).