September 29 Birthday: THE SECRET WORLD OF WALTER ANDERSON

Walter Anderson, artist
b. September 29, 1903
d. November 30, 1965

THE SECRET WORLD OF WALTER ANDERSON (Candlewick Press)

by Hester Bass
illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Overview

Enter the
fascinating world of reclusive nature-lover Walter Anderson — perhaps
the most famous American artist you’ve never heard of.

Residents 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. In a beautifully
crafted picture book biography, writer Hester Bass and Caldecott
Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis pay homage to an uncompromising
American artist.
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