Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Horse of a Different Color

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 4:00 AM

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, which is dedicated to preserving the memory, and the legacy of the troubled watercolorist and sculptor Walter Anderson recently acquired a large collection of the artist’s work from the estate of a Memphis art collector.

Louise Lehman, who started collecting Anderson’s work in the 1940’s, and who is credited with arranging Anderson’s first gallery shows at The Brooks Museum of Art, made it clear before her death in 1988, that she wanted the artwork returned to the museum in Ocean Springs. The downside: She stipulated that there had to be some financial compensation.

Eighteen years later, the money became available to acquire the collection, which includes Anderson’s “Chesty Horse.” Go here for the rest of the story. To read a Flyer story about Anderson’s life and work, go here.

— Chris Davis.

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