Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Allen Gustav Anderson  (1908 - 1995)

About: Allen Gustav Anderson


Examples of his work


Quick facts

Exhibits - current  



Book references

Magazine references pre-2007


Discussion board

Signature Examples*

Buy and Sell: Allen Gustav Anderson
  For sale ads

Auction results*

  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  

Auction sales graphs*


What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  

Market Alert - Free

Lived/Active: New York/Minnesota      Known for: pulp magazine illustrator-sexy females

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription

Available for Allen Gustav Anderson:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Allen Anderson)


Biographical information (Allen Anderson)


Book references (Allen Anderson)


Magazine references (Allen Anderson)


Auction records - upcoming / past (Allen Anderson)


Auction high record price (Allen Anderson)


Signature Examples* (Allen Anderson)


Analysis of auction sales (Allen Anderson)


Discussion board entries (Allen Anderson)


Image examples of works (Allen Anderson)


Please send me Alert Updates for Allen Gustav Anderson (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 3
Allen Anderson
from Auction House Records.
War Maid of Mars, Planet Stories cover, May 1953 AND A copy of the magazine
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Allen Gustav Anderson was born January 31, 1908 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father was John Bernard Anderson, born 1884 in Pennsylvania of Swedish ancestry. His mother was Anna M. Lewis, born 1887 in Connecticut of German ancestry. He was the younger of two sons. His older brother was Richard, born 1906 in Minneapolis. They lived at 2639 Upton Avenue.

His father was a professional cook at a prominent local hotel, The Radisson, which grew to become a corporate hotel chain.

He studied correspondence art courses at The Federal Schools, Inc. of Minneapolis and received his certificate diploma in 1928.

He worked as a staff artists at Fawcett Publications in Minneapolis from 1929 to 1939, where he met Carl Buettner, Ralph Carlson, and his lifelong best friend, Norman Saunders. Anderson's early painting style was strongly influenced by Saunders, but Allen Anderson soon
developed his own distinctive style.

He moved to New York City in 1940 and painted covers for pulp magazine published by Ace Magazines, Fiction House, Harry Donenfeld, and Martin Goodman.

He married first wife, Aline, in 1942.

Anderson joined the Navy in WW2 and was an instructor at a naval training camp in Upstate NY, where he taught sign painting.

He divorced after the war and resumed his freelance career painting pulp covers.

Anderson also painted comic book covers for Ziff-Davis from 1949 to 1953.

He failed to find any interest in a syndicated comic strip and animated series that he designed named Pinky Pete. It was based on a character like Tom Thumb, who lived in the Wild West and was named Pinky Pete.

In 1953 Anderson married his second wife, Joan, and moved to Tillson, NY to open a small ad agency and sign painter.

Allen Anderson died at age 87 of heart problems on October 23, 1995.

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2015 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists