Herman van den Anker

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Hermanus Franciscus Carolus "Herman" van den Anker (14 July 1832 in Rotterdam – 9 July 1883 in Paris) was a Dutch artist who painted in Pont-Aven, Brittany.

In 1854 he moved from his home town to Paris, and in 1868 moved to Pont-Aven, where he remained the rest of his life. He painted figures in national Breton dress.[1] Together with Fernand Quignon, he painted the board which hung in the village above the entrance to the Pension Gloanec, designed to encourage artists to stay there.[2][3]


  1. ^ "About Pont-Aven", ArtFact. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Exposition Fernand Quignon musée de Montreuil", Opale Blog. (French) Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  3. ^ Van den Anker at the RKD