Jan Teunissen (1949) grew up in Zeelst, under the smoke of Eindhoven in the southern part of The Netherlands. He lives and works in Best also located in the Dutch region North Brabant. Initially he followed a technical education, and he graduated as an industrial engineer. Mainly self-taught, he has since 1983 been skilled in the craft of realistic painting. Until 2002, he did so in addition to a job in industry, in order then to focus entirely to painting.

The study of many works of the old masters, seek the help of fellow painters, and especially keep experimenting with materials and topics, brought him the skill to make realistic paintings in a responsible manner.

The works of Jan Teunissen enjoy more and more attention and appreciation, both nationally and internationally.