Peter Anton is a contemporary American artist known for his hyperrealistic sculptures of sweets, pastries, vegetables, and meat. His work begins first with eating and studying a new food, so as to familiarize himself with the subject. This is followed by a long process of sculpting, sanding, and painting. “Food was, and continues to be, a strong passion of mine,” the artist said. “I also get excited learning how different foods activate passions and emotions in people and the profound connection food has to an individual's memories and personal history. Food is not just about sustaining life.” Born in 1963 in New Haven, CT, the artist has gone on to have solo exhibitions at Henri Gallery in Washington, D.C., Hammer Galleries in New York, and Galerie Terminus in Munich.