Antoon Herckenrath was a Belgian artist who was born in Antwerp in 1907 and who died there in 1977. He was a Belgian graphic artist, woodcarver, illustrator, cartoonist. He was a student at the Academy of Antwerp and specialized in xylography or wood engraving, engraving and as an illustrator. His style was influenced by Henri Van Straten. He made series of engravings on the themes of Heer Halewijn, The Two Conincs Children and The Four Heems Children. He illustrated numerous books and made many ex-libris. He illustrated many covers of the children's books in the series "Vlaamse Filmkens" and made one comic strip, "In den grip van den octopus", published in the Catholic youth magazine "Zonneland" (published by Averbode, 1951). The fantastic screenplay was by John Flanders. Herckenrath was a member of the Plantin Society. In 1977 a retrospective exhibition was held in the Jakob Smitsmuseum in Mol. In the archives of the V.R.T. is based on visual material: the recordings for "Ten Huize van", broadcast on July 1, 1974. Was a member of the Art Circle Sirkel in Mortsel. Mentioned in BAS II and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists (Piron, Wikipedia).