Jan Deckers was a Belgian artist who was born in Antwerp in 1865 and died in Brasschaat in 1942. He was a painter, watercolorist and crayon painter. Son of Frans and brother of Edward Deckers. Took evening lessons in painting at the Academy in Antwerp under the direction of Ch. Leave, then took day classes led by Luc Schaefels and Eugène Joors. Subsequently worked in a decorative arts studio in Paris. A few years later he became a drawing teacher in Borgerhout. He was inspired by the landscape, including the Brasschaatse heide, but also painted flowers and still lifes. Was a member of the Antwerp Painters. Participated in, among other things, the 'Exposition des Beaux-Arts' in Ghent in 1923 on the occasion of the Ghent Floralies. Source: PIRON.