biography of Karl J. ANDERSON (1874-1956)

Birth place: Oxford, OH

Death place: Westport, CT

Addresses: NYC, 1903-12; Westport, CT, 1912-on

Profession: Painter, illustrator

Studied: AIC; Académie Julian, Paris, 1902; Colarossi Academy, Paris; in Holland with Geo. Hitchcock; Italy; Madrid.

Exhibited: AIC, 1903-37; Paris Salon, 1903; Corcoran Gal., 1907-43; Carnegie Inst., 1910 (med); PAFA, 1916 (prize); NAD, 1917; NAC, 1920 (prize); Armory Show, 1913; Westport Town Hall, 1984.

Member: ANA, 1913; NA, 1923; NAC.

Work: AIC; CAM; CMA; PAFA; LACMA; BMFA; High Mus. A.; Detroit Inst. A.; murals, USPO, New Haven, Conn.; Bedford, Ohio.

Comments: His son was writer Sherwood Anderson. He spent a summer at Giverny, 1904, with Frieseke and his other American painter-friends. He was one of the founders of the AAPS, which organized the 1913 Armory Show in NYC. Cf. Carl J. Anderson.

Sources: WW47; Bruce Weber, The Giverny Luminists: Frieseke, Miller, and Their Circle; Community of Artists, 18