10.12.2007

Walter Inglis Anderson


While in Ocean Springs, Mississippi for my friend Carrie's wedding, we visited the enchanting Walter Anderson Museum. Born in 1903 in New Orleans, Anderson spent his adulthood capturing the natural splendor of the Gulf Coast. He was prolific with his watercolors, but also devoted much effort to linoleum block prints and murals. Anderson wanted his art to be accessible to all, and his family runs a shop devoted to that purpose. More good information about him here, and the memoir by his wife is an excellent read.

{top image: walter anderson museum}

5 comments:

design for mankind. said...

Ooh, what a fabulous museum to visit!!!! So jealous!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Thanks for the link to this great resource. These books would make perfect Christmas presents for some of my friends along the gulf coast.

Laura said...

Her memoir is fantastic. We bought the frog block print for $10 at the museum, and now it proudly hangs in the kitchen.

ALL THE BEST said...

Beautiful post!! I've add you to my blog roll. Sorry, I thought you were already on it!!

Laura said...

All the best--Thank you so much! I love your site and check it everday!