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"Turkey or Meleagris Galopavo " (see related A) Walter Inglis Anderson (known as Bob) (1903-1965) Walter Anderson Museum, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA

Walter Inglis Anderson was born in New Orleans where he died 62 years later from lung cancer. His interest in art, music, and literature was strongly awaken by his mother Annette McConnel. He attended a private boarding school the Parsons Institute of Design in New York and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In Europe he was impacted by the cave art at Les Eyzies in France. In 1930s he received commissions from the Regional Works Progress Administration to paint murals. In the late 1930s, he became deeply depressed and was hospitalized for several years. Upon his return and seclusion in Gautier Mississippi, he produced thousands of compelling works of art. By 1947, after he separated from his wife and children, his life became even more solitary. He lived in a cottage on the Shearwater compound and often secluded himself completely on Horn Island, some 12 miles from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He felt the island was his private paradise inhabited by a plethora of species he painted in a cornucopia of artistic renditions. (see related paintings and murals).

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