Anton Heyboer

Heyboer (1924-2005), who was traumatized by the war, survived a concentration camp in Germany, and had already spent time in the psychiatric hospital of Santpoort, would have probably passed away from alcohol and chaos if it wasn’t for his art. Many of his etches and drawings are an example of the way in which Heyboer creates a system to get a grip on his traumatic demons. It is art that saves his life.