Robert St. John and Anthony Thaxton have produced a compelling new volume of art and family stories highlighting the prolific and reclusive Walter Inglis Anderson. Lavishly illustrated, this book shines a light on all the facets of Anderson’s unbelievable output and presents a thoughtful progression of his art through personal and poignant stories told by his wife, Sissy, and their four children: Mary, Billy, Leif, and John. This extensive volume contains rare photographs, artwork, and memories never before shared, as well as the heart-breaking story of loss through Hurricane Katrina. It is the adventure tale of a most extraordinary, enigmatic genius who has been called “America’s Van Gogh.” With complete access to the Anderson family archives and vaults of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, this book brings together much of the artist’s finest work as well as paintings and photographs that have never before been published.
It is an eye-opening and inspiring work to be treasured and dipped into again and again.