The Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, which is dedicated to preserving the memory, and the legacy of the troubled watercolorist and sculptor Walter Anderson recently acquired a large collection of the artists work from the estate of a Memphis art collector.
Louise Lehman, who started collecting Andersons work in the 1940s, and who is credited with arranging Andersons first gallery shows at The Brooks Museum of Art, made it clear before her death in 1988, that she wanted the artwork returned to the museum in Ocean Springs. The downside: She stipulated that there had to be some financial compensation.
Eighteen years later, the money became available to acquire the collection, which includes Andersons Chesty Horse. Go here for the rest of the story. To read a Flyer story about Andersons life and work, go here.