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Fortune's Favorite Child The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson

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Fortune's Favorite Child

The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson

By Christopher Maurer
Hardcover, 400 pages, 20 color illustrations, 75 line drawings, 30 b&w photographs, October 2003

Walter Anderson (1903-1965) was a prolific, fiercely individual artist renowned for his matchless style, his lonely independence, and his astonishingly creative works of art.

In tracing a life that the artist himself regarded with gratitude and wonder, this biography recounts the story of Anderson's marriage and fatherhood, his bouts with illness, his creative periods of astonishing work, and his spells as a solitary rover expressing his artistic vision and searching for spiritual fulfillment.

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