01.01.1761 (Deurne, Belgium) - 17.05.1848 (Antwerp, Belgium)
Jean-François (in Dutch also known as "Jan Frans") Eliaerts was born in Deurne, Belgium, on January 1st, 1761. He was a successful painter, known for his lush baroque flower still lifes. He received his artistic training at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and left for Paris at the end of the eighteenth century.
Eliaerts was among the exceptionally fine Dutch painters working in Paris in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, and was successful as well, winning diverse prizes with his paintings. His renown was such that he became Professor of the Institute of the Legion d'Honneur at the Parisian suburb Saint-Denis. He exhibited regularly in the prestigious Paris Salon from 1810 to 1848. On May 17th, 1848, Eliaerts passed away in Antwerp, Belgium.
D. Coekelberghs, P. Loze, 1770-1830. Om en rond het neo-classicisme in België, (exh.cat.) 1985-1986 (Gemeentemuseum Elsene), Brussels 1985, p. 277
1770-1830. Om en rond het neo-classicisme in België, (Gemeentemuseum Elsene), Brussels 1985-1968
Work by Jean-François Eliaerts is represented in the collections of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent and the Museum Wuyts Van Campen en Baron Caroly in Lier.