New York

Walter Anderson/Arthur Dove

Luise Ross Gallery

Both Walter Anderson and Arthur Dove can be counted among the scores of 20th-century American artists who have been especially drawn to the medium of watercolor. Each had a distinctive way of using the medium to represent inner truths based on the close observation of nature and the external world. Pairing the celebrated Modernist Arthur Dove with the relatively obscure, Mississippi-based Walter Anderson. this show brought out the formal and thematic affinities between their separate bodies of work.

Anderson’s work evinces a total absorption in the watercolor process, and a sensitivity to the medium’s exigencies of execution. His watercolors are characterized by the expressive handling of wet and dry brush that has been .associated with American watercolorists since John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer. In Crabs And Rushes, 1940–45, Anderson uses wet, loose brush strokes to create luminously

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