Guy Anderson

Guy Anderson

"I paint hoping to use the human figure symbolically." - Guy Anderson

With a talent that has spanned a lifetime, Guy Anderson, investigated life in the broadest sense, absorbing Indian, Asian, and ancient cultures. His paintings, shrouded in spirituality, convey the tension between the overwhelming forces of nature and the human condition.

In 1953, Guy Anderson received national attention from an intensive article about the Northwest art scene in "Life Magazine". Guy Anderson, Morris Graves, and Mark Tobey were viewed as 'mystics'. Over the years, Guy Anderson had developed a close relationship with Morris Graves and later Mark Tobey, sharing ideas on religion and aesthetic.

This Northwest Master has received many awards and commissions, such as, the Governor's Art Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Seattle Opera House Commission, etc. He has been included in exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, the Bellevue Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the National Museum of Art in Osaka Japan, and recently honored at the Northwest Museum of Art in LaConner.

Man and Woman in Dark of Night | 13.5" x 25.5" | mixed media paper/board | 1969

Sea Jump | 60.75" x 48" | oil on paper | 1982

Man, Earth, Moon | 32" x 21" | oil on paper on board

Cows | 26.25" x 31.75" | conte crayon on paper

Floating Forms | 25" X 13" | hand colored woodblock on paper

Northwest Totem | 17" x 13" | hand colored woodblock on paper | 1967

Page of History | 96" x 72" | oil on paper

Sleeping by the River | 96" x 72" | oil on paper | 1982

Standing Figure | 41" x 11.5" | oil on wood

Falling Fragments | 96" x 72" | oil on paper | 1984

A Place of Socrates | 96" x 144" | oil on paper | 1980

Man and Woman and Three Quarter Moon | 94" x 144" | oil on paper | 1984

Heroes of the Northern Land | 96" x 144" | oil on paper | 1984

Winter Sea | 96" x 72" | oil on paper | 1984

Balinese Dreamer | 96" x 72" | oil on paper | 1984-1985