Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of The Islander
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Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of The Islander

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by Robert St. John & Anthony Thaxton

"There have been many books about my father, but none like this one."

                                                                                                       - John G. Anderson

Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of The Islander contains numerous rare photographs, artwork never before seen, and paintings lost through Hurricane Katrina. It's the extraordinary story of a man called " America's Van Gogh."

Though featured in countless books and exhibitions (including a 2003 retrospective show at the Smithsonian Institution on the centennial of his birth), Walter Anderson has not yet achieved his deserved place in American art history. This book shines light on all the facets of Anderson's unbelievable output and presents a thoughtful progression of his life and art. With complete access to the Anderson family archives and the vaults of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, this comprehensive volume brings together much of the artist's finest work as well as paintings and photographs that have never been published. Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of The Islander is an eye-opening and inspiring work to be treasured and dipped into again and again. 

"This book is essential for anyone interested in my father." - John G. Anderson