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Bill Anderson

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Bill Anderson at his studio in California. Photograph: Bob Eckermann.

The painter and sculptor Bill Anderson was born in 1941 in Mankato Minnesota. He received a B.S. degree in fine arts from Mankato State University. He did his graduate study at California State University Long Beach (1965-67), and at Mankato State University in 1973.

Bill is a skilled draftsman but also a painter who works in various media such as oil on canvas, watercolor and print making. His sculptures are cast in paper, clay, ceramics and bronze. He has changed from his realistic style into a more simplified modern form of expression.

Anderson has been teaching art since 1963 and received public recognition as Teacher of the Year and Artist of the Year. He has been President of the Arts Associates, as well as appointed to the City Arts Commission in Huntington Beach, California. In 1984 Bill founded The Studio Professionals of Huntington Beach and established the Los Alamitos School District Art Gallery.

Bill's paintings and sculptures have been displayed in many individual and group exhibits throughout the United States, and Mexico. For example, the international exhibition "Art Expo West", Luckman Fine Arts Complex at California State University, in Los Angeles, Minesota State University, Palm Springs Dessert Museum, Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, the "Galería Invierno" at the Museum of Modern Art in Guadalajara, the Galería Coyoacán, and the National Museum of Watercolor in Mexico City, International Artists Exchange-Artists of California and Mexico-An Olympic Event in Huntington Beach, just to mention some.

Anderson's art pieces are located in public places such as the "Casa Museo Vladimir Cora", in Acaponeta, Nayarit, Mexico "Museo" Estampa", "Museo Nacional de la Acuarela", Coyoacan, in Mexico City, as well as at the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, Minnesota State University at Mancato, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, California, and Bergstrom Art Center in Neenah, Wisconsin. Bill has been a mural painter for Brehm Sudios in Costa Mesa, California, and assisted the famous Mexican painter Raúl Anguiano with his mural in the Ministry of Education in Mexico City, and in East Los Angeles College in California.

The artist's works are listed in Who's Who in American Art" 1993-2001, Who's Who in American Education, 1999. He has been referred to in numerous publications in Mexico and the USA throughout the years. On many occassions his life and work has had the attention of national daily Mexican newspapers such as: El Heraldo, Excelsior and Novedades.



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