A post-Impressionist painter of landscapes, seascapes and still lifes, John Michaux was born in Antwerp in 1876. After studying at the Academy of Antwerp he established a studio and commenced painting around 1895. During World War One he resided in London and when he returned to Belgium in 1919 he became an artist fascinated with color. His subsequent paintings are full of light and energy and were highly prized by collectors of the day. He died in the town of Ixelles in 1956. Paintings today can be seen in the museums of Antwerp and Ixelles in Belgium.