|aThe secret world of Walter Anderson /|cHester Bass ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
|aCambridge, Mass. :|bCandlewick Press,|c.
|a41 p. :|bcol. ill. ;|c23 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 38-39) and index.
|aResidents along the Mississippi Gulf Coast thought Walter Anderson was odd, rowing across twelve miles of open water in a leaky skiff to reach Horn, an uninhabited island without running water or electricity. But this solitary artist didn't much care what they thought as he spent weeks at a time on his personal paradise, sleeping under his boat, sometimes eating whatever washed ashore, sketching and painting the natural surroundings and the animals that became his friends. Here Walter created some of his most brilliant watercolors, work he kept hidden during his lifetime.
|aAnderson, Walter Inglis,|d1903-1965|vJuvenile literature.
"A gorgeous chronicle of a versatile southern American artist." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)In a beautifully crafted biography, Hester Bass and Caldecott Honor winner E. B. Lewis pay homage to the most famous American artist you've never heard of. Reclusive nature-lover Walter Anderson spent weeks at a time on an uninhabited island, sketching and painting the natural surroundings and animals to create some of his most brilliant watercolors, which he kept hidden during his lifetime.