Anton was a Dutch realist painter who was perhaps best known for being an influence on the early work of Vincent van Gogh (his wife’s cousin). This is an artist who didn’t carry the support of his family into his artistic endeavors, which seemed to drive his work.
The majority of his pieces were painted to depict life in the countryside of Holland, he loved the landscape and delighted in capturing the soft colors he found there.
The pieces below have horses in them by default, animals that drove and carried the daily life in the country. However his soft brush strokes and loving vision bring the subjects of his art to life in a rather magical way.
They are clearly a subject that artists can’t seem to avoid. If you enjoyed Anton’s visions, you may like more horses of the masters.