Anne Mathen was born om the 14th of February 1959 in Diest, but she was brought up in Germany. She studied law at the Université Libre in Brussels and lives and paints since 1986 in Schoten. Anne Mathen has an atelier, where she works surrounded by many visitors. This according her saying: being away without leaving everyone behind.
In 2011 Anne Mathen produced a serie of paintings on the paper of the books written by the Flamish writer Willem Elsschot. The paper can still be seen as backgroud and in this way she shows the work of Elsschot comes to us in words and images.
The complete Willem Elsschot-serie can be seen at her website.