Jacques Flacher was born in 1943 in Ain. He grew up in the middle of the Dombe ponds. Between 1971 and 1977 he went to live in Allier, then in Haute-Provence, before returning to settle permanently in Bugey in Jujurieux.
Self-taught, he began to draw and paint in boarding school, where he was sent following the death of his father, then in his spare time when he left school at the age of 16 and became a worker in Lyon.
At 23, he participated for the first time in a group exhibition, at the Artistic Salon of Bourg-en-Bresse. There he met a young painter, Louis Renardat-Fache, who took him to Truphémus's studio. It’s a revelation. From then on Flacher will devote himself to painting.
It was Truphémus who proposed him for a first personal exhibition (Douvaine, 1970) and brought him into the Galerie Saint-Georges, in Lyon, where he exhibited until the gallery closed. He will also exhibit regularly at Michel Costy in Annecy and at Michèle Emiliani at the Bégude de Mazenc, and participates for many years at the Salon du Sud-Est.
Recently, his works have been shown at Galerie Dury-Morel (2008 and 2010), and more recently at Galerie Jean-Louis Mandon (2017).
In 2016, the City of Ambérieu-en-Bugey, next to his home, organized a retrospective which resulted in the publication of a book "Jacques Flacher, Painter".