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Antonius Franciscus van Asten
was born in The Hague in 1949.
His paintings reveal his absolute
dedication to the fine arts. His style ranges from meticulously detailed to
seemingly effortless gross strokes, whatever the situation calls for. His
ability to capture an atmosphere is absolutely breathtaking.
He is an autodidact and has been working as a professional painter for over 30
years now. His portfolio contains landscapes, seaviews, scenes at the beach, views on The
Hague and abstract paintings as well.
Toon van Asten feels equally at ease working on Oil on Canvasses and
Watercolours as well.
His paintings echoe the good old
days of the famous Dutch Hague School, like for instance the works
of H.W. Mesdag, Isaac Israels and Louis Soonius.
Other sources of inspiration are Barend Cornelis Koekkoek, Hermanus
Floris Arntzenius, as well as Bodin (France) and Soralla
Original Oil on Canvas
paintings (one-offs) by
Toon van Asten can be ordered via this website. Some examples of his work are on display
and on the next few pages. Contact me over
for more information.
Fishermen's wife waiting for the vessels at Scheveningen , watercolour 60 x
80 cm, © 2001 by Toon van Asten.