Feature Articles

May 2013

The Bascom in Highlands, NC, Offers Works by Linda Anderson

The Bascom in Highlands, NC, is presenting A Never Ending Stream: The Art of Linda Anderson, featuring works by this folk artist and memory painter, on view through July 28, 2013.

Discovering a talent for drawing and painting in her middle years, Anderson has become a prolific artist of colorful, narrative art depicting real and imagined scenes from her life in rural North Georgia.

Born in Georgia’s Floyd County in 1941, Anderson and her four siblings had a family life that was poor in money, but rich in experiences. They shared a close community and church ties, along with a natural creative spirit. As an adult, Anderson tended her daughter B.J. after she suffered a stroke in 1981 and from that experience sprang new hope and inspiration.

Revitalized, Anderson began to paint and has continued ever since. Beginning with stories from her childhood, her subjects expanded to include biblical accounts, animals, movie stars and anything else that interests her. Art critic Catherine Fox called her work “keenly observed and wonderfully imagined.” And Georgia Public Television named her “one of the foremost living memory painters, one of a dying breed of rural folk artists.”

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Bascom at 828/526-4949 or visit (www.thebascom.org).

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