Funderburk Still Curious About Walter Anderson

April 3rd, 2012 Comments Off on Funderburk Still Curious About Walter Anderson

Brent Funderburk, Mississippi State University art professor, will give an illustrated lecture,  “Every Little Soul Must Shine: Walter Anderson’s Art for Children” on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at The Mississippi Museum of Art, in Jackson, MS.  As a part of the “Still Curious? Lecture Series” sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission, the slide presentation will begin at 6 PM in the Trustmark Grand Hall.  According to Funderburk, Walter Inglis Anderson sought to transform culture through children. Anderson considered his children’s book designs, linoleum block prints for children’s rooms, and illustrations of classic fables and fairy tales as an alternative to the darker forces of the modern world (the atomic bomb, for example), in his own time and in ours.

Anderson: Thumbelina (linocut, 1940s)

Funderburk, a faculty member at MSU since 1982, curated the exhibition, “The Mystical Landscapes of Walter Anderson” which has toured museums in Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi since 2008.