Anton Heijboer

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Anton Heijboer (1924) was a Dutch painter and etcher. Heijboer was born in Sabang, on the Indonesian island Pulau Weh. After that, he lived in Haarlem, Delft, Voorburg, Curacao and New York. In the sixties, Heijboer’s work became known internationally. He was a loyal customer of Galerie Espace in Haarlem and participated in several exhibitions. His work was exhibited at documenta 2 in 1959, documenta 3 in 1964 and documenta 4 in 1969. He received several prices, including the Japanese Ohara museum price. In 1984, he terminated all his connections to the art world and started working solely from his home. He died at the age of 81 at his farm in Den Ilp, the Netherlands, where he lived in a commune.


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