Dennis P. Anderson Missouri (1940-2005)
oil on masonite, framed, signed & dated: lower left, '94
H23 1/2" W48"
Provenance: Columbia, South Carolina private collection.
Literature: Bestul, Scott. "Art with an Attitude," published in SPORTING CLASSICS, January/February 1999, pp. 60-65.
Other Notes: Dennis P. Anderson grew up in Washington state and spent years exploring the rich wilderness of the region where he became fascinated with large animals. Over the years he developed skills as a wildlife artist and attended the Santa Barbara City College and the Art Center college of Design in Pasadena, California.
Anderson was most widely recognized as a sculpturist, but was also an accomplished painter who found inspiration in the works of Bob Kuhn and Carl Rungius. He has earned gold and silver medals for sculpture at the National Academy of Western Art and the artist's choice award for sculpture at the Society of Animal Artists annual exhibition. His work has been exhibited at the North American Wildlife Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the Nature Conservancy in Ft. Collins, Colorado, the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, Allied Artists in New York, New York, Game conservation International in San Antonio, Texas, and many more. His life-size bronzes are featured in zoos throughout the country including in Topeka, Kansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Detroit, Michigan, Springfield, Missouri and Loveland Park, Colorado.