(1859 - 1908)
Anton Gag was active/lived in Minnesota. Anton Gag is known for portrait, still life, landscape, mural.
Biography Anton Gag
From New Ulm, Minnesota and born and raised in Walk, Bohemia, a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire which is now in the Czech Republic, Anton Gag seemed to fit the stereotype of the Bohemian artist--always poor, pursuing a talent that did not bring in much money, allowing his children much freedom, and non-conforming in his personal behavior with a reputation for womanizing. Indeed his life and art were formed by the liberal humanist values of the German-Bohemian culture.
He was the last of five children born to George Gaag, the original spelling of the name. His father was a wood craftsman and his mother, Theresa Heller was the daughter of a sheepherder. The family was landless and lived in a broad valley between two mountains.
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