Anton Pieck (1895 – 1987) is the best-known Dutch illustrator of the twentieth century. His work is characterized by its nostalgic, fairytale-like feel. The past, especially the 19th century, is what inspired Anton Pieck. He developed his own unique style, which spoke to millions of people all over the world, and it still does now, thirty years after his death. Romantic irony and comic scenes seemed to suit Pieck perfectly. He was an inexhaustible source of ideas and had an eye for detail and nuances.