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Anton Martineau

Nationality: 
The Netherlands
City of birth: 
Amsterdam
1926
2017

In Anton Martineau's oeuvre, narrative elements are hidden. Newspapers, letters, shoes, everyday objects are just as love, eroticism and fear, his themes. His work is obvious of a figurative expressionist style.

Martineau is a double talent: a painter and poet. The impressive oeuvre he has built up confirms his passionate life. He is also a good draftsman. Often sketching is done in advance. Nothing he throws away, therefore these works continue to fascinate and marvel. Like no-one else he knows charcoal, pencil and chalk. In his work abstraction and figuration meet.