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Past Exhibit

A Great Painter as Printmaker

January 7 – February 27

Main Gallery

The Block Prints of Guy Anderson

Woodblock print #140, Guy Anderson

Guy Anderson (1906-1998) is considered both an Abstract Expressionist painter and one of the four major Northwest School artists, along with Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves and Mark Tobey.

The exhibit, A Great Painter as Printmaker, features thirty wood block prints included in the "The Catalogue: The Block Prints of Guy Anderson". Published in 2014, the catalogue was the first publication of Anderson's work in twenty-eight years. The book documents all phases of his process, with color images of all his extant blockprints.


Born in Edmonds, WA, Anderson lived most of his life in the Pacific Northwest except for a brief stint on Long Island in 1929 and trips to California and Mexico in the 1930s. Anderson called La Conner, WA his home for the final 43 years of his life.

Anderson studied privately with Eustace Paul Ziegler, but was primarily a self-taught artist. His work was exhibited on both coasts of the United States and has been collected widely, as well as included in collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

Woodblock print #42, Guy Anderson