Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Walter Inglis Anderson

Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), born in New Orleans, painted from life on a mosquito-infested, hurricane-attracting, and hotter than heck Horn Island off the Mississippi Coast.
I didn't think it would be so darned awful if we had something nice to look at. We have to rest our eyes so that we can renew them.

Check out the blue crab painting at the site linked above. Perfectly beautiful.


Slamdunk said...

Thanks for the link--very talented artist. I liked the black-eyed susans image over there as well.

Ann T. said...

Dear Slamdunk,
If you ever get to the Mississippi Gulf, the house he lived in is completely covered in murals he painted himself.

I love his work. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Ann T.

Slamdunk said...

Ok, sounds neat.

The family of my mom's mom is from there and I still remember her (my mom) interesting stories of the mosquitoes, superstitions, and sweltering heat of Biloxi.