Stephen Warde AndersonStephen Warde Anderson
Stephen Warde Anderson was born in 1953 and is a life-long resident of Rockford, Illinois. He is a self-taught outsider painter/folk artist whose present body of work in acrylic includes feminine portraiture, anthropomorphic studies, fantasy tableaux, a faux pulp art scenes. A full-time artist, he has been exhibiting nationally since 1988 and has had many one-man shows in major galleries in Chicago, Milwaukee, and New York. He is currently represented by Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, and Grey Carter of Washington, D.C. His work is featured in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian Art Gallery, and the American Folk Art Museum. He is profiled in several folk art publications, including the Encyclopedia of Folk Art (Wertkin, 2005). His work is inspired by an interest in vintage films, history, and mythology. Refined in technique, but retaining a certain idiosyncratic naivety, his paintings are richly hued with strong line and symmetry. His feminine subjects are glamorous and stylized.—- See artist website for more info.