Tuesday, 3 May 2011
ABC Wednesday, P for Pieck
The Dutch artist Anton Pieck was born in Den Helder on 19th April 1895.At the age of six he and his twin brother took lessons in drawing. When he was seventeen he became an art master, which he was for forty years.
During WWI he was a soldier staying in Amersfoort, where he drew many drawings.
He died on 24th November 1987 at the age of 92.
Anton Pieck was inspired by the past.He didn't like the time in which he lived.He lived in a romantic past. His work is full of humour. He loved to draw fairy tales and romantic scenes.
Was he an artist or a craftsman? He himself said that he was a craftsman.He was an illustrator with a very special way of drawing.
He was asked to help designing the fairy-tale park of the Efteling
Efteling is the largest theme park in the Netherlands, and as it opened in 1952, it is one of the oldest theme parks in the world. Efteling is located in the south of the Netherlands.
In over fifty years the park has evolved from a nature park with playground and a Fairy Tale Forest, into a full-size theme park along the lines of Disneyland. It is twice as large as the original Disneyland park and predates it by three years. Nowadays, Efteling caters to both children and adults with its cultural, romantic and nostalgic themes and its variety of amusement ride .
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with P.