The Piedmont

The Third Poetry: The Transcendent Art of Walter Inglis Anderson

October 27, 2018 to January 27, 2019 in Auburn , AL

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Walter Anderson, Horn Island at Sunset

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Few artists have captured the essence of the natural world and the mystique of the Mississippi Gulf Coast as vividly and with such passion as Walter Inglis Anderson. Anderson found the undeveloped coastal region of Mississippi and its barrier islands, particularly Horn Island near Ocean Springs, to be ideal for close communion with nature. Part artist, part naturalist, he painted plants and animals with such anatomical precision that viewers are able to identify individual species within his work. Anderson’s intricately detailed block prints, jewel tone watercolors, and ceramics documenting life along the coast—nearly 60 of which are exhibited in The Third Poetry—have become iconic representations of the region and are considered an integral part of the arts and crafts and American contemporary art movements.