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A Harbour Scene in Moonlight

by Deckers Jan

Antwerp 1865 – 1942

Belgian School

Dimensions: Image size 22 x 16,50 cm, frame size 35,50 x 30 cm
Signature: Signed bottom left
Medium: Oil on panel

Value: up to 5.000€

Deckers Jan was born in Antwerp in 1865. He was a son of sculptor Frans Deckers and brother of sculptor Edward Deckers. Studied at the Antwerp Academy in evening classes (under Ch. Verlat) and day classes (under Luc Schaefels and Eugène Joors).

He was a painter of flowers and still lifes and landscapes.He was also watercolourist and pastellist. Painter worked at Brasschaat (Antwerp). Later he was a drawing teacher in Borgerhout. Worked also as a decoration painter in Paris.

He exhibited at the “Exposition des Beaux-Arts” in Ghent in 1923, on the occasion of the Floralies of Ghent. Deckers had also several exhibitions in Antwerp, Brasschaat, Brussels and Liege. He won several prizes.

Deckers was a member of the Antwerp painters.

He died in Brasschaat in 1942.

Jan Deckers’ work can be found in Antwerp, Brasschaat, Brussels, Liège and other places.


  1. en G. PAS, ‘Biografisch lexicon plastische kunst in België’, Arto 2000, p. 207.
  2. PIRON, ‘De Belgische Beeldende Kunstenaars uit de 19de en 20ste eeuw’, Uitgeverij Art in Belgium, p. 308.

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