Quote1 I painted both those portraits! What does it mean? It couldn't happen a second time! I-I must be going mad! Quote2
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Pierre Antal is a portrait and landscape painter who has been hired by numerous clients in Gotham City including Bruce Wayne. He was originally living and working in Europe but was convinced to come to Gotham by his agent Mr.Bleek and a client of his named Mr. Wylie.

Mr. Wylie came up with a plot to make his collection more valuable by defacing the portraits of some of Antal's other clients and then killing them in a manner indicated by the way the portraits were defaced. This horrified Antal and scared off his client base, and was originally thought to have been motivated by his popularity with women as within a day of arriving in Gotham he was being yelled at by the hotheaded Mr.Drake to stay away from his wife and an old friend for not settling down with the man's sister, who supposedly killed herself over Antal's disinterest in her. Six years later there was a copycat killer with a different motivation. Both killers were caught by Batman and killed themselves.


  • Artistry: Pierre Antal is a sought after portrait painter.
  • This version of Pierre Antal, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.



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