The first time I heard of Anton Pieck was when I had my hair cut at Michelle`s a couple of months ago.
She showed me some photos on her phone and I was instantly charmed by the works of this Dutch painter and graphic artist (19 April 1895 – 24 November 1987).
They exude an extremely nostalgic and fairy tale-like character when depicting life scenes of Dutch towns, including Amsterdam.
Although the land/cityscape is beautifully captured (oh, those gingerbread houses!), the most charming part of Pieck`s work is, in my opinion, the people portrayed. Such funny characters!
Anton Pieck`s work reminds me of those magic winters of my childhood, with lots of snow, snow men, snow fights, beautifully wrapped presents under the christmas tree, my grandma`s cakes and their smell of cinnamon, orange and vanilla.
Can you also feel the magic? 🙂