Emile Deckers was born in Liege in 1885. He studied at the l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Liége, Belgium. He was a student of Carolus Duran and Evariste Charpentier. After spending a short period in Paris, he moved to Algiers in 1921. Known primarily as an Orientalist painter, Deckers showed his work at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1930. His works are in museums in Europe, Egypt and Algeria.