CW Anderson's Favorite Horse Stories Author:C.W. Anderson Mr. Anderson was born in Wahoo, Nebraska and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. After art school, he moved to New York and early in his career developed and iterest in horses, an interest which soon absorbed him completely and eventually dominated his work. Beginning with drawings and etchings of horses, which the artist made largely for h... more »is own instruction and pleasure, he became a speacialist in this field.
In 1936 he wrote and illustrated "Billy and Blaze", his first of many books about horses. Those that have followed have included books for young children, older boys and girls, and also such studies of thoroughbred horses as "Deep Through the Heart" and A Touch of Greatness" for all ages.
Mr. Anderson feels that the horse, from a purely artistic standpoint, possesses such a perfect rhythmic proportions that it is entirely unneecessary to resort to either exaggeration or distortion to achieve good design and composition; that if an artist is capable enough he should, in the same painting, satisfy both the horseman who knows nothing of art, and the art critic who knows nothing about horses--and, further, that he should be able to accomplish this without sacrificing any part of his own artistic integrity. (From "Illustrators of Children's Books" 1946-1965, The Horn Book, Inc.)
Mr. Anderson's prints have been displayed in most important gallaries and museums throughout the country. He and his wife live in Mason, New Hampshire during the summer and spend several months during the rest of the year traveling.« less