Walter Inglis Anderson is today most well known for the dynamic artwork that he produced. Throughout his life he was an incredibly observant naturalist. It is apparent from his writings and works that he was intimately aware of and awed by the complexity of life offered to him by the sea. He studied the creatures that he encountered, accurately depicting on paper subtle differences of form and behavior among species and occasionally even noted their scientific names. His subjects included not only readily recognizable animals, but also marine oddities that often go unnoticed. Anderson reveled in his discoveries, captured them through art, and left for us his Jewels of the Sea.
Each work is on 8.5 X 11 inch typing paper. The exhibition consists of forty works with an exhibition fee of $5,000 for twelve weeks.
…Such is the life of an artist who prefers nature to art. He really should cultivate his love of art more (a next-to-nature art) but feels that will take care of itself as long as it has things to feed upon. Walter Inglis Anderson – June 1956
Few artists throughout history have captured the essence of the natural world so vividly and with such passion as Walter Inglis Anderson (1903–1965) of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The Walter Anderson Museum of Art, founded to preserve, collect, and interpret his works, is offering a comprehensive traveling exhibition featuring some of the finest examples from the three periods of Anderson’s creative life. This exhibition of the artist’s works was the keystone to the Centennial Celebration of Anderson’s birth and has travelled to major museums across North America since 2003. Featuring sixty works in watercolor, oils, ceramics, blockprints, and woodcarvings, this exhibit can be tailored to suit your venue. Exhibition fees range from $5,000 to $10,000 based upon exhibition running length. Please contact Mattie Codling, Curator, for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available beginning March 2017 For an artist who was shunned by society, Walter Anderson depicted the people around him with startling love and compassion. The works in Painting People reveal this love in undeniable form. Anderson’s art records the nuances of human individuality and interaction with the same attention to detail and joyful exuberance that he utilized to memorialize natural flora and fauna of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. When one observes works there can be little doubt that the artist’s love for all creatures included his fellow human beings. Painting People consists of forty watercolors, drawings, and oil paintings. The exhibition fee is $4,000 for venues of eight weeks or longer.