Jan Sluijters Jr., son of Jan Sluijters Sr. and Greet van Cooten, had been familiar with painting from an early age through the profession of his father. He was educated at the Rijksnormaalschool voor Teekenonderwijzers and at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam and he specialized in painting, drawing and watercoloring of cityscapes, still lifes and especially landscapes. His colorful and expressive impressionism is somewhat reminiscent of his father's. The artist lived and worked in Amsterdam and from 1945 in Baambrugge. He was a member of the Amsterdam painting associations ‘St. Lucas' and 'Arti et Amicitiae'.