Jan Stobbaerts, or Jan-Baptist Stobbaerts, was born in Antwerp in 1838 and died in Schaerbeek on November 25 in 1914. He was a painter and engraver. Education at the Academy in Antwerp and student of the animal painter E. Noterm. Was one of the first to start painting "plein air" in the Kempen. Painted realistic landscapes, artisan subjects, kitchen interiors, genre scenes, livestock and pets around 1860. Also worked with his friend H. de Braekeleer in the workshop of H. Leys. From 1884 his interest in Impressionism grew, which he applied very personally: the outlines became blurred, the brushstroke became smoother and the works were given a more fleeting design. Settled in Brussels in 1886. He painted farms and stable interiors in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert. The sunlight dissolved the shapes, as it were, and the matter appears flaky. Towards the end of his life, mythological and religious scenes and nudes in the Jordaens style also emerged. Also author of fifteen etchings. Was invited in 1884 by Les XX in Brussels. From 1906 was a member of Kunst van Heden in Antwerp. Work in the Museums in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Tournai, Verviers, among others. Mentioned in BAS I and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. Source: Piron.