Jan van Beers
(1852 - 1927)
Jan van Beers was active/lived in Netherlands, Belgium, France. Jan Beers is known for portrait, history and genre painting.
Biography Jan van Beers
A painter of portraits, history and genre* scenes, Jan Van Beers was born in Belgium in 1852. He grew up in a highly cultural and artistic milieu, his father being a famous poet, and was predestined for an artistic career, having befriended artists such as the composer Pierre Benoit, whose portrait he completed in 1883, or the painter Baron Henri Leys.
At an early age, he developed an exceptional talent for drawing and painting. Studying at the Antwerp Fine Arts Academy, he soon became the leader of a group of young promising artists, known as the "Van Beers clique." Among them were Piet Verhaert (1852-1908), Alexander Struys (1852-1941), and Jef Lambeaux (1852-1908). This group was famous for their mischief and e
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