Jan Karel Verhaert was a Belgian artist who was born in Antwerp in 1908 and who died in Deurne in 1999. He was a painter and draftsman. Training at the Academy in Antwerp. He painted landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, flowers, compositions and turned out to be a remarkable portraitist. Evolved from realistic design to contemporary symbolist expressionism. Author of the fairy tale The three mills in the Land van Haverloos (text and 44 gouaches). Work in the Museum in Tournai (self-portrait), in the Home of the Homeless in Antwerp (Rede in Antwerp). Before the Second World War, participated as an athlete in the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936. He was a leader in the 400 and 800 meters in Belgium. Source: Paul Piron, The Belgian visual artists from the 19th to the 21st century.
Jan Karel Verhaert