Guy Irving Anderson
(1906 - 1998)
Guy Irving Anderson was active/lived in Washington. Guy Anderson is known for abstract expressionist and male nude figure painting, assemblages, teaching.
Biography Guy Irving Anderson
Guy Anderson (November 20, 1906-1998), born in Edmonds, Washington, was an American Abstract Expressionismist* painter. Along with Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves, William Cumming, and Mark Tobey, Anderson was identified in a Life magazine article as one of the "northwest mystics," also known as the Northwest School.
Anderson grew up in a semi-rural setting north from Seattle, and some of his early paintings portrayed his family home. A piano was an important presence in that house. As a child he used to commute to the Seattle Public Library by bus to study their art books.
In 1929, he won a Tiffany Foundation scholarship* and spent the summer studying at the Tiffany estate on Long Island, New York. That year he also me
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