Victor Coleman Anderson
Victor Anderson, a landscape painter and illustrator, was the son of Hudson River School painter Frank Anderson, who died when Victor was only eight years old. Anderson spent most of his life living and working in White Plains, New York, and painted both bucolic landscapes and scenes of circus performers. He attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, studied with Birge Harrison in Woodstock, New York, and later with Hobart Nichols and Herman Dudley Murphy. Anderson was a member of the Chappaqua Arts and Craft Guild, Grand Central Art Galleries, New Rochelle Art Association, Salmagundi Club, and Westchester Arts and Crafts Guild. He worked as an illustrator for several national magazines, including Life and The Ladies’ Home Journal, and illustrated the children’s books Tommy Trot’s Visit to Santa Claus (1908) and Moonbeam Wish Book (1908). He exhibited at the Buck Hill Art Association, Grand Central Galleries, National Academy of Design, and Salmagundi Club. His work is included in the permanent collections of the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University and Delaware Art Museum.