Anton Van Wouw
(1862 - 1945)
Anton Van Wouw was active/lived in South Africa, Netherlands. Anton Van Wouw is known for commemorative sculpture, figure, portrait bust.
Biography Anton Van Wouw
Anton van Wouw (1862, Driebergen, Netherlands-1945)
He studied at the Rotterdam Academy and came to South Africa in 1890. Anton van Wouw had no formal exhibitions of drawings or paintings, but is renowned as one of South Africa's foremost representational sculptors.
Van Wouw received important commissions throughout his career, such as for the Kruger Monument, Pretoria, the Women's Monument, Bloemfontein, the General Louis Botha Monument, Durban, and panels for the Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria.
He concentrated mainly on Boer figures from the Anglo-Boer War, and on the figure of the traditional South African Bantu. Anton Van Wouw was awarded a honorary Doctorate from the University of Pretoria in 1936, an
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