Jean Capeinick was born in Ghent, Belgium in 1838 and died in Schaerbeck (Brussels) on February 11, 1890. He was a painter of flowers, a watercolorist and a lithographer.
He was best known for his still life floral paintings and was a master of the large canvas. Today, Capeinick is considered one of the finest Belgian floral painters of his time. He studied at the Ghent Academy of Fine Arts with other well known Belgian artists, E. Tytgat, De Vigne and A. and J. De Vrient.
Capeinick exhibited at the well known Ghent Salons starting in 1862. He became a professor at the Academy of Ghent in 1872. Jean Capeinick won the First Prize at the renowned Ghent Flower Show (Floralies) in 1873 with his painting, "The Inner Court of Charles de Kerchove's Garden."
His mentor, the well known artist and teacher, Jean Delvin introduced him to the Brussels Academy where he became a professor in 1881. Today, Jean Capeinick's works can be found in numerous important private collections, worldwide, as well as in the Ghent Museum of Fine Art in Ghent, Belgium.