The Extraordinary Story of a Man Called “America’s Van Gogh”
Co-Authors Robert St. John and Anthony Thaxton join us at Off Square Books Monday, December 13th at 5 pm to sign their beautiful new coffeetable book Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of the Islander.
Can't make it? You can reserve a signed copy here.
Lavishly illustrated, this comprehensive book presents the amazing world of Walter Inglis Anderson in a thoughtful progression of his art and through poignant stories and observations by his wife, Sissy, and their four children: Mary, Billy, Leif, and John (who also wrote the foreword). Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of the Islander contains numerous rare photographs, artwork never before seen, and paintings lost through Hurricane Katrina.
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.
Signed copies. Personalization available.