Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of The Islander
Robert St. John and Anthony Thaxton have produced a compelling new volume of art and family stories highlighting the prolific and reclusive Walter Inglis Anderson. Lavishly illustrated, this 276-page book shines a light on all the facets of Anderson’s unbelievable output and presents a thoughtful progression of his art through personal and poignant stories told by his wife, Sissy, and their four children: Mary, Billy, Leif, and John.
This extensive volume contains rare photographs, artwork, and memories never before shared, as well as the heart-breaking story of loss through Hurricane Katrina. It is the adventure tale of a most extraordinary, enigmatic genius who has been called “America’s Van Gogh.” With complete access to the Anderson family archives and vaults of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, this book brings together much of the artist’s finest work as well as paintings and photographs that have never before been published. Hardcover, 276 pages.
Walter Anderson Book
I bought this book after watching the companion documentary about Walter Anderson on Maryland Public Television. I had never heard of this artist before, and when I saw his work, I had to find out more about him. This book is marvelous, filled with wonderful photography of his work and tons of family quotes and stories about his life. I will spend many hours devouring his use of color and examining his sketching techniques. Truly a treasure.