Fortune's Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson

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A centennial biography of one of the American South's most prolific and idiosyncratic artists
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A centennial biography of one of the American South's most prolific and idiosyncratic artists
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  • ISBN-13: 9781578065394
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 10/17/2003
  • Pages: 367
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 1.33 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2004

    Fascinating!

    I was caught up in Anderson's world, both his genius and his madness. Maurer uses wonderful excerpts from Anderson's journals -- he was a consummate artist with words as with so many materials. His relationships with his wife, brothers, and especially mother are complicated and compelling, and leave you wondering how he created so much wonder while struggling with so much internal chaos. I couldn't put it down, and am now determined to go to Ocean Springs and see Anderson's work and home myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2003

    Paul Richard, 'Washington Post', Oct. 25, 2003

    The makers of great American watercolors-- Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, John Marin, Charles Demuth-- are a select few. Anderson is worthy of inclusion in that company. Here's this Mississippian whose light-struck pictures throb, as do [Van Gogh's] with furious methodical ecstasy, and are as American as can be. Art poured from Anderson as it does from such unstoppable producers as Red Grooms and Frank Stella. Anderson was a natural.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2003

    Paul Richard, The Washington Post, Oct. 25, 2003

    Art poured from Anderson as it does from such unstoppable producers as Red Grooms and Frank Stella. Anderson was a natural. Give him a log and he¿d carve a statue. Hand him a brush, point him toward a wall, and he¿d paint a mural. He worked ceaselessly. He wrote journals. He invented narratives... Anderson is not where he ought to be in America¿s attention... The makers of great American watercolors¿ Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, John Marin, Charles Demuth¿ are a select few. Anderson is worthy of inclusion in that company. Why isn¿t he famous too? Vincent Van Gogh is the most famous painter in America, and here¿s this Mississippian whose light-struck pictures throb, as do the disturbed Dutchman¿s, with furious, methodical ecstasy, and are as American as can be.

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