Johan Meijer was born in Amsterdam in 1885, he died in Laren in 1970. He studied at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam between 1907 and 1910 and he also was a pupil of A.M. Gorter. Thereafter he studied in Paris and Brussels. He painted landscapes and animals in a neo-impressionist style. He taught W.J. Koppius and A.J. Smetz. He also was a member of the Amsterdam art societies Arti et Amicitae and St-Lucas as well as the art society “Laren-Blaricum”. He exhibited at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in 1939 and Singer Museum Laren.