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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.

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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  ...  Displaying 750 of 5517 characters.



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About  Guy Irving Anderson

Born:  1906 - Edmonds, Washington
Died:   1998 - La Conner, Washington
Known for:  abstract expressionist and male nude figure painting, assemblages, teaching