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Anderson, Oscar

A painter of seascapes, landscapes, nocturnes and snow scenes, Oscar Anderson was born in Gotland, Sweden. He moved to Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Cape Ann in 1908, where he spent most of his career. Anderson had a studio at Highlands Court and a gallery on Rocky Neck Avenue and was an active leader in the Cape Ann art colony. He studied with Charles Noel Flagg of Hartford, Connecticut, and was a founding member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in 1901. Anderson's prize-winning works appeared in the Academy' s exhibits of 1917 and 1921. He was the first vice-president of the Gloucester Society of Artists, and president for many terms thereafter. He was also a member of the North Shore Art Association, the Boston Art Club, and the Society of Independent Artists. He exhibited at the Sweden Club of Chicago in 1929. Anderson's works appear in the Manchester (Mass.) Town Hall and the Beach Memorial Collection at the University of Connecticut.

Title: Waterfront Village with Smokestacks
Medium: oil on board, estate stamp verso, 12" x 7-3/4"