Trent Anderson studied at the University of Wisconsin, earning
his B.S. degree in Art Education and his M.F.A. degree in Art.
He recently retired as an art educator, following a 38 year
teaching career, which included schools and colleges in Illinois,
Nova Scotia and Massachusetts. In 1998 Anderson was one of just
six art educators nationwide to receive the Marie Walsh Sharpe
Fellowship from the National Art Education Association. The
following year he was named Massachusetts Art Educator of The
Year. In 2001 he was recipient of a School Of Education Alumni
Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Gull 20"x 28"
Anderson is an internationally
recognized artist, winning numerous awards in leading exhibitions
throughout the United States and Canada. His watercolor,
"Gull," (shown above) received the Joseph DiMare
Award at the Salmagundi
Club's 2005 Members Art Exhibition in New York City. For
this painting, Anderson initially photographed his wife, running
with arms outstretched as she balanced herself amongst the stones.
Her actions reminded him of a gull . . . hence the title.
Landmark 20"x 28"
|In creating "Landmark" (shown above) Anderson painted
out a foreground tree, replacing it with a tombstone. He
then painted the other one. "This not only strengthened
the design but helped establish the mood that I was searching
for," he wrote. At the 2001 International Platform
Association Exhibition in Washington D.C. jurors Stephen Bennett
Phillips, Phillips Collection, and Lara Murray, National Gallery
Of Art, presented Anderson with the Best Of Show award for the