In the morning when I tried to make coffee I found the water had all leaked out thru a hole in the bottom of the can so I broke camp and started for the light house on Chandeleur. It was about ten miles and right up wind. I crossed to the Chandeleur coast and had calm water with a good breeze. The [water] was clear and like amber and I could see the grass on the bottom. I reached the light about three and the lighthouse keeper and his helper gave me five quarts in jars. I left there and returned to a place about a mile from the light where there were two sand bars covered with birds.
There was a beautiful blue and white surf so I took a plunge and then sat in the shade of a sand dune to write this.
Excerpted from The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson








Education

1923
New York, NY, Parsons Institute (now School of Design)
1924-9
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Awards

1925
Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Packard Award (Animal drawings)
1928
Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Cresson Award (Travel grant)

Murals

1935
Ocean Springs, MS, Ocean Springs High School (WPA)
1950
Ocean Springs, MS, Community Center (now part of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art)
Begun 1951
Ocean Springs, MS, Walter Anderson cottage, Creation at Sunrise, now installed at the Walter Anderson Museum

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art opened in 1991 in Ocean Springs, MS

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; Walter Anderson: Watercolors and Drawings
2005
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; Walter Anderson Surviving: Watercolors, Drawings, Prints
2003-4
Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution, Arts and Industries Building; Walter Inglis Anderson: Everything I See is New and Strange (traveling exhibition)
2003
Jackson, MS; Mississippi Museum of Art; Celebrating Walter Anderson: Works from the Permanent Collection
New York, Luise Ross Gallery, Centennial
Jackson, MS, Mississippi Musem of Natural Science; Between the Blades of Grass
2001
Jackson, MS, Mississippi Musem of Natural Science; Visions of Nature: The World of Walter Anderson
2000
Ocean Springs, MS, Walter Anderson Museum of Art; The Private Eye: Walter Anderson from Individual Collections
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; Walter Anderson: Paintings and Drawings
1995
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; Walter Anderson: Major Watercolors
Baton Rouge, LA, Louisiana State University; Birds of Walter Anderson
1993-4
Jackson, MS, Mississippi Museum of Art; Walter Anderson: Celebrating the Child
1993
Jackson, MS, Mississippi Museum of Art; Walter Anderson: Literary Drawings
Memphis, TN, Kurts Bingham Gallery
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; Walter Anderson's Bog
Memphis, TN, Albers Fine Art Gallery
1992
New Orleans, LA, Tilden-Foley Gallery
1990
New York, Luise Ross Gallery, Walter Anderson: The Birds
Memphis, TN, Albers Fine Art Gallery
1988
New York, Luise Ross Gallery; Crayon Drawings from the 1940's
New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Museum of Art; Walter Anderson in New Orleans
Memphis, TN, Memphis Brooks Museum; An American Master: Walter Anderson
1987
New Orleans, LA, Gasperi Gallery
1986
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; Watercolors and Drawings
1985-6
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Peale House; Walter Anderson: Realizations of the Islander (Travelled to New York, Luise Ross Gallery, Fitchburg, MA, Fitchburg Art Museum, Woodberry Forest, VA, The Rusty Roberts Memorial Drawing Collection, Woodberry Forest School, Columbus, GA, Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, Jackson, MS, Mississippi Museum of Arts and Sciences, Alexandria, LA, Alexandria Museum and Visual Arts Center, Vero Beach, FL, Center for the Arts, Asheville, NC, Asheville Art Museum)
1985
Philadelphia, PA, Janet Fleisher Gallery
1984
New Orleans, LA, Louisiana World Exposition; Walter Anderson's New Orleans
1980
Jackson, MS, Mississippi State Historical Museum; Sea, Earth and Sky: The Art of Walter Anderson
1967
Memphis, TN, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery; The World of Walter Anderson
1964
Memphis, TN, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery; Fledgling Birds
1949
Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Museum; Folktale and Fantasy: Modern Scroll Prints in Color

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
New York, NY, New York Eden, Luise Ross Gallery
2013
Little Rock, AR, The Collector's Show, The Arkansas Arts Center
New York, NY, The Metro Show, Luise Ross Gallery booth
2010-11
Little Rock, AR, Arkansas Arts Center; Arkansas Arts Center Collector's Show
2010
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; Walter Anderson and His Legacy
2009
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; Pretty, Strange
2007
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; Rare Birds
2006
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; Fun!
2005
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; New Location
2001
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; WET!
1997-8
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; The Nature of Nature, Part II: Walter Anderson and Charles Burchfield
1996
New York and East Hampton, NY, Fotouhi Cramer Gallery; By the Sea
1994
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; The Art of Watercolor
1993
New York, NY, Babcock Galleries; FLOWERS!!!
1992
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery; The Nature of Nature: Walter Anderson and Arthur Dove
1988
New York, NY, Luise Ross Gallery and Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery; The Watercolorists: Walter Anderson and His Peers
1983
Richmond, VA, Virginia Museum; Painting in the South: 1564-1980 (Travelling exhibition)
1980
Baton Rouge, LA, Louisiana State University; Southern Works on Paper (Travelling exhibition)
1979
Jackson, MS, Mississippi State Historical Museum; The Shearwater Legacy
1944
Memphis, TN, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery; Shearwater Pottery

Selected Public Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL
Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, AL
Fitchburg Art Museum, MA
Greenville County Museum of Art, SC
Louisiana Arts and Science Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
Meridian Museum of Art, MS
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Montgomery Museum of Art, AL
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Roger Odgen Collection of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Rusty Roberts Memorial Drawing Collection, Woodberry Forest, VA
Wolfson Collection of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Miami, FL

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, MS opened in 1991. A large selection of the artist's paintings, watercolors, drawings, and decorated pottery are on view. In addition, the Ocean Springs Public School WPA Murals, the Ocean Springs Community Center Murals and the Shearwater Cottage Murals are all housed in the museum.

For more information, go to www.walterandersonmuseum.org