Anton Pieck

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Anton Pieck
Drunen - Voorste Venne (1).jpg
Part of the former Autotron museum in Drunen (later located in Rosmalen), with the typical Anton Pieck colors
Born(1895-04-19)April 19, 1895
Den Helder, Netherlands
DiedNovember 24, 1987(1987-11-24) (aged 92)
Overveen, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
FieldPainting, Illustration art
 
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Anton Pieck
Drunen - Voorste Venne (1).jpg
Part of the former Autotron museum in Drunen (later located in Rosmalen), with the typical Anton Pieck colors
Born(1895-04-19)April 19, 1895
Den Helder, Netherlands
DiedNovember 24, 1987(1987-11-24) (aged 92)
Overveen, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
FieldPainting, Illustration art

Anton Franciscus Pieck (Den Helder, 19 April 1895 – Overveen, 24 November 1987) was a Dutch painter, artist and graphic artist. His works are noted for their nostalgic or fairy tale-like character and are widely popular, appearing regularly on cards and calendars.

Personal[edit]

Pieck was the son of Henri Christiaan Pieck and Petronella Neijfs, and twin brother of the painter and illustrator Henri Christiaan Pieck.

Pieck married Jo van Poelvoorde (died 1983) in 1922. The couple had three children, Elsa, Anneke and Max (died 1986).

Teaching[edit]

Efteling[edit]

From 1952 to 1974, Pieck was responsible for designing almost everything for fairy tale park Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, now a major theme parks in Europe. His work for the Efteling has been of huge importance for the future of the park, since almost all later designers used his graphic characteristics in their designs (such as materials, colors and shapes).

Anton Pieck Museum[edit]

In 1984 the Anton Pieck Museum was opened at the Achterstraat in Hattem. The museum is called "Huis voor Anton Pieck" ("House for Anton Pieck").

Trivia[edit]

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