Suggested Reading & Bibliography

Walter Anderson Museum One World, Two Artists: John Alexander and Walter Anderson

One World, Two Artists: John Alexander and Walter Anderson


Edited by Sue Strachan Essays by Annlyn Swan, Mark Stevens, Jimmy Buffet, and Bill Dunlap

A revealing pairing of two great southern creators. 90 pp., 100 (approx.) color photographs, ISBN 978-0-9833707-0-3

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Walter Anderson Museum Last Barriers: Photographs of Wilderness in the Gulf Islands National Seashore

Last Barriers: Photographs of Wilderness in the Gulf Islands National Seashore


Photography by Donald Muir Bradburn

A stunning record of the pristine beauty of the islands shielding Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. 144 pp., 120 color photographs, ISBN 978-1-60473-981-7

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Walter Anderson Museum Horn of Plenty: Seasons in an Island Wilderness

Horn of Plenty: Seasons in an Island Wilderness


By April Newlin; Photographs by Donald M. Bradburn

An inspired history of Horn Island, a spectacular natural treasure and a demanding environment. 208 pp., 10 b&w photographs, 5 maps, appendixes, bibliography, index, ISBN 978-1-57806-681-0

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Walter Anderson Museum Walls of Light: The Murals of Walter Anderson

Walls of Light: The Murals of Walter Anderson


By Anne R. King; Photographs by John Lawrence; Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose

                A celebration of Walter Anderson as muralist. 112 pp., 85 four-color photographs, 20 b&w illustrations, ISBN 978-1-57806-128-0

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Walter Anderson Museum A Symphony of Animals

A Symphony of Animals


By Walter Anderson Introduction by Mary Anderson Pickard

A marvelous bestiary in art portraying Anderson’s creative vision of the animal world. 144 pp., 175 full-color illustrations, ISBN 978-0-87805-909-6

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Walter Anderson Museum The Secret World of Walter Anderson

The Secret World of Walter Anderson


By Hester Bass; Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Enter the fascinating world of reclusive nature-lover Walter Anderson — perhaps the most famous American artist you’ve never heard of. ISBN-13: 978-0763635831

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Walter Anderson Museum Robinson: The Pleasant History of an Unusual Cat

Robinson: The Pleasant History of an Unusual Cat


By Walter Anderson

A magical story of a stray cat’s transformation into a prodigy who performs at Carnegie Hall. Includes block prints by the author. 72 pp., 32 two-color illustrations, ISBN 978-0-87805-948-5

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Walter Anderson Museum The Magic Carpet and Other Tales

The Magic Carpet and Other Tales


Retold by Ellen Douglas; Illustrations by Walter Anderson

For all readers a spectacular book combining the arts of Walter Anderson's illustration and classic fairy tale narrative. 186 pages, 24 full-color illustrations, ISBN 978-0-87805-327-8

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Walter Anderson Museum Illustrations of Epic and Voyage

Illustrations of Epic and Voyage


By Walter Anderson; Edited with an introduction by Redding S. Sugg, Jr.

An intriguing sample of Walter Anderson’s visions inspired by literature’s great stories. 152 pp., ISBN 978-1-57806-855-5

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Walter Anderson Museum The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson

The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson


Edited and with an introduction by Redding S. Sugg, Jr.

A revelation of the art and mind of a unique artist lost and alone in the world of nature, this beautiful book records Anderson’s experiences on one of the barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico over a period of twenty years. 240 pp., 150 b&w drawings, ISBN 978-0-87805-168-7

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Walter Anderson Museum Fortune’s Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson

Fortune’s Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson


By Christopher Maurer

A centennial biography of one of the American South’s most prolific and idiosyncratic artists. 400 pp., 20 color illustrations, 75 line drawings, 30 b&w photographs, index, ISBN 978-1-57806-539-4

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Walter Anderson Museum Form and Fantasy: The Block Prints of Walter Anderson

Form and Fantasy: The Block Prints of Walter Anderson


Edited by Mary Anderson Pickard and Patricia Pinson

A celebration of the phenomenal prints of a virtuoso artist. 224 pp., 60 color illustrations, 200 b&w illustrations, chronology, ISBN 978-1-934110-25-6

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Walter Anderson Museum Dreaming in Clay on the Coast of Mississippi: Love and Art at Shearwater

Dreaming in Clay on the Coast of Mississippi: Love and Art at Shearwater


By Christopher Maurer with Maria Estrella Iglesias

The story of Shearwater pottery and the Anderson Family’s artful enterprise. 358 pp., 20 b&w illustrations, ISBN 978-1-60473-459-1

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Walter Anderson Museum Dancing with My Father

Dancing with My Father


By Leif Anderson; Foreword by Christopher Maurer

A daughter’s remembrance of life with the eccentric genius and artist, Walter Anderson. 128 pp., 67 illustrations, ISBN 978-1-57806-722-0

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Walter Anderson Museum Approaching the Magic Hour: Memories of Walter Anderson

Approaching the Magic Hour: Memories of Walter Anderson


By Agnes Grinstead Anderson; Edited by Patti Carr Black

A widow’s riveting yet poignant memoir of her marriage to a prolific creator, the extremely inspired Gulf Coast artist Walter Anderson. 178 pp., 35 b&w photographs, ISBN 978-0-87805-803-7

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Walter Anderson Museum An Alphabet

An Alphabet


By Walter Anderson

Anderson’s block print alphabet pictures from apple to zebra, in a new edition suitable for hand coloring. 64 pp., ISBN 978-0-87805-573-9

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Walter Anderson Museum American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast: George Ohr, Dusti Bongé, Walter Anderson, Richmond Barthé

American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast: George Ohr, Dusti Bongé, Walter Anderson, Richmond Barthé


By Patti Carr Black

A celebration of four creators and their nationally renowned art work. Distributed for the Mississippi Arts Commission. 99 pp., 48 color illustrations, ISBN 978-1-60473-205-4

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The Walter Anderson Museum of Art


John Anderson

Nestled under ancient live oaks in the sleepy little coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, is a museum built from dreams. The Walter Anderson Museum of Art was conceived by a group of selfless people who were touched by the work of Walter Anderson, an artist who had lived for almost twenty READ MORE

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