Portraits Africa | Anton Kilian

Anton KilianArtist Anton Kilian, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Anton Kilian, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Anton Kilian – born 18 February 1954. At school I used to draw with pencil, but never had any formal training in art. I studied law after school and enjoyed 25 years in the legal fraternity, amongst others as a practising advocate. Then in 2000, I bought myself a business and left the stresses of formal law practise. All these years I always wanted to explore any artistic talent that I may have had, and when I turned 59 (2013), I decided time is running out… now or never… I took lessons from Wessel Coetsee for 9 months. But then I decided that I want to paint the way I wanted to paint… and developed my own style… based on the fact that I like portraits and bold colours. I am very much inspired by people like Solly Smook, Lionel Smit and Jimmy Law.



Contact the artist via Keith McFarlane (Portraits Africa) at editor@negativeentropy.net who will provide an introduction. Artist and buyer are free to negotiate on both subject and price While the artist has provided a guide-price or price indication, the first step in any commission is that artist and buyer agree the price, size, subject and materials of the composition and its delivery date. Portraits Africa will then request the agreed commission fee from the buyer, and on receipt of that fee will advise the artist to start work. The fee will not be released to the artist until the work has been completed and delivered to the buyer. Should a dispute arise between artist and buyer, it is Portraits Africa that will adjudicate. For the service prospectus, Terms & Conditions, see Commissioning a Portrait.


Paper | Board Size

Pencil | Charcoal

Oil | Acrylics


297 mm x 420 mm

11.7" x 16.2" N/A N/A
A2 420 mm x 594 mm 16.5" x 23.4" N/A USD 100
A1 594 mm x 842 mm 23.4" x 33.1" N/A USD 200
A0 841 mm x 1,189 mm 33.1" x 46.8" N/A USD 400




  1. These are guide prices. They are not binding on the artist, but are intended to set the buyer’s expectations prior to the artist being contacted.
  2. Prices will vary with the materials used, with the number of subjects (complexity) and with the overall size.
  3. Prices do not include shipping, packing, framing or insurance costs. These should be itemised separately and the total price agreed up-front.
  4. Portraits Africa will not involve itself in the matter of the commission price. The service offered relates only to the delivery of the finished portrait and to assuring the quality of the work produced.