Jan Op De Beeck (born 1958 in Congo) is a famous Belgian caricature artist. He was born in the Congo and moved to Belgium in 1960. He obtained a mastership in 1979 at Sint-Thomas in Brussels and graduated in model drawing at the Royal Academy in Mechelen. He started teaching arts in 1979 at the Coloma Institute in Mechelen.
He has given many workshops and master classes worldwide for professional caricature artists and was invited to many conventions as star guest and keynote speaker.
2001, together with Sebastian Krüger, master class in Portugal
Master classes and workshops at multiple ISCA conventions and at Eurocon 2013 in Vienna.
Jan Op De Beeck has won numerous international awards, including:
“Honorary Master” at the National Caricaturist Network
"Master of the Year” in 2006 and 2012 at the National Caricaturist Network
"Portfolio of the Year" in 2006 and 2007 at the National Caricaturist Network
Many first places at ISCA conventions, in different categories
2003 “World’s Best Caricaturist” at the cartoon festival in Iran