Kurt Anderson

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Kurt Anderson

United States

Anderson is an oil painter who works in many genres – floral, landscape, figurative and portrait. His paintings have been featured in many of the leading galleries and museums in the country, and they have been awarded best of show honors in national competitions of the Oil Painters of America, the Open Market National, and International Artist magazine.  He currently serves as president of the Oil Painters of America, helping to lead this organization in its role as the foremost showcase and advocate for representational painting.

Anderson is the author or co-author of eight books on painting, including his most recent book “Expression by Design – The Art of Kurt Anderson.” His book “Realistic Oil Painting Techniques” was a North Light Books’ selection of the month, and it received the prestigious Minnesota Book Award for instructional writing. Articles about Anderson have appeared in The Artist’s Magazine, International Artist, Australian Artist and Southwest Art.  

Anderson received his primary artistic education with four years in the traditional atelier (or studio system of training) under Minneapolis artist Richard Lack. This makes him part of a master-pupil lineage that can be traced back to 19th century masters such as Jacques Louis David.  Anderson received his BA in studio art, as well as a master’s degree in accounting, from the University of Arizona.

Anderson is represented in many major collections and galleries.  His 20 foot mural "Prairie Sky" is on permanent display at the library of Iowa State University.   Anderson's official portrait commissions range from the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court to the president of Iowa State University. 

‚Äč Anderson lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Dale LaFleur and their two children Henry and Ada.

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