Bill Anderson at his studio in California. Photograph: Bob
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
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
occasions his life and work has had the attention of national daily Mexican
newspapers such as: El Heraldo, Excelsior and Novedades.