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Anderson, Robert Dale

United States, 1949-2009
  • 2004
    Graphite on Paper
    12 x 13 in. (Paper Size)
    Listing no. 10679
    NOW: $2,010.89
  • 2000
    Graphite on Paper
    11 x 14 in. (Paper Size)
    Listing no. 10676
    NOW: $2,413.07

About this Artist

Bob Anderson was a prolific artist and highly-esteemed art lecturer at UT Austin until his death in 2009. Bob was a consummate drawer as well as printmaker. His practice was to to make highly detailed drawings using graphite pencils combining intense detail and uninhibited fluidity to create scenes that are both classical and fantastically futuristic. The intricate small-scale tableaus are windows into vaguely familiar spaces where growth and decay are balanced with a masterful sensitivity.


Robert Dale Anderson
1949 - 2009

Instructor, Lithography California State University, Long Beach, CA

Senior Lecturer, Studio Area University of Texas, Austin, TX

Instructor, Printmaking, Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA

Instructor, Printmaking University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

M.F.A., Printmaking California State University at Long Beach, CA

B.A., Printmaking, Drawing California State College at Long Beach, CA

A.A., Photography, Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA

Selected Exhibitions
1996 Voyeur's Delight, Franklin Furnace New York, NY

1995 One Vision, SPACE Los Angeles, CA

1994 Subliminal Landscapes, Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles, CA

1993 Drawings from the Permanent Collection, The Alberquerque Museum Albuquerque, NM

1992 (basically) Black and White, Riverside Art Museum Riverside, CA

1992 SPACE Los Angeles, CA

1989 Chain Reaction, Austin Visual Arts Association Austin, TX

1988 Focus: Long Beach, Long Beach Museum of Art Long Beach, CA

1983 To the Astonishing Horizon, Los Angeles Design Center Los Angeles, CA

1981 The Intimate Object, Downtown Gallery Los Angeles, CA

1977 ARCO Center for the Visual Arts Los Angeles, CA

1976 Artist Proof/The Multiple Image, Downtown Center, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco San Francisco, CA

1974 , Sixth Annual California Small Images Show California State College at Los Angeles, CA

“What is realized through silent contemplation is content that polite society does its best to hide - decay, disease, death, dementia, and chaos: the dark side. Siding within the traditions of the erotic, carnivalesque, fantastic, surrealistic, and psychedelic we find malignant growth and movement, a rotting world turned upside down in disorder, twisted grotesque bodies, beautiful monsters and decaying ruins.”
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