Hans Becker was born in Berlin in 1930 into an artistic family. He was encouraged and promoted by a close friend the Dutch artist Anton Niewenhuizen. He was further influenced by the painter Fritz Behn, after his studies in Munich.
Following his move to Holland in 1960, he began to visit the Italian Mediterranean as part of his rehabilitation from serious illness, and it was here that he established his reputation through highly successful exhibitions in Positano, Naples, Milan and Rome.
Becker is best known for his romantic subjects, both in landscapes and interiors.
He is widely collected throughout Europe and the United States.