According to Houbraken, who called him Jaques Backereel, he was one of those Backereelen that he discussed in his first volume of the Schouburgh. He mentioned him in his second volume as being the first teacher of Abraham Genoels who studied with him from his eleventh to his fifteenth year. According to Houbraken, Joachim von Sandrart mentioned 7 or 8 Backereel family members that he knew personally. Today he is one of only three Backereel brothers documented; the other two are Gillis Backereel and Willem Backereel.
According to the RKD he was also known as Jackus Backel or Backereil, and was a pupil of Tobias Verhaecht and became a master in the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1618. He was the teacher of Abraham Genoels and Franciscus van der Steen.
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- (in Dutch) Jacques Backereel Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
- (in Dutch) Guilian en Gilis Bakkereel Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
- Jacques Backereel in the RKD