I'm not sure of the scope of his influence, but here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, artist, writer, and naturalist Walter Anderson is quite famous for his unique artistic style. Anderson was born in 1903 in New Orleans, was educated at design and art schools in New York and Pennsylvania, and eventually settled in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, after finishing school. He struggled with mental illness for much of his life and moved to Gautier, Mississippi, in his 30s, where he lived on his family's plantation and produced thousands of works of art. From his 40s until his death in 1965, Walter Anderson spent much of his time in solitude and often made trips to Horn Island, one of Mississippi's barrier islands, to continue his artwork.
A less brief biography can be found here or on Wikipedia.
Since he was a naturalist, Anderson often made nature the subject of his art. The pine flatwoods of the Mississippi Gulf Coast make up prime Sarracenia habitat, and as a result, Sarracenia show up in many of Walter Anderson's works. Ocean Springs and Gautier are located in Jackson County, Mississippi, which, according to McPherson 2011 is home to Sarracenia alata, possibly S. leucophylla, S. psittacina, and S. purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkii.
Anderson created many different types of art, including watercolors, block prints, pottery, and murals. Here are some Sarracenia-related examples I found online:
that's really cool, what a treat to see! In the 5th picture, bottom center, it seems like he found S. x wrigleyana, and is tricking us by changing the color. S. alata seems to dominate the pictures-he even busted out S. alata var. ornata" in the 7th photo-kudos to that! The S. psittacinas in the last picture are somewhat elusive, just like they are in nature. The orientation throws you off, making them look like heliamphoras or even the bulbous S. alatas from Texas (you be the judge):
However, the ones in the lower right hand corner are a "dead giveaway"-those definitely look like S. psittacina. Damn, this guy is good, haha
Post by rhizomatous on Jan 9, 2014 19:09:40 GMT -5
I can definitely see the S. x wrigleyana in #5 and the Heliamphora in the last one. I assume that most or all of the tall plants are S. alata based on Anderson's locale, but many of those bear a striking resemblance to S. flava to me. Just look at the way the hood curls right above the throats and at how thin some of those throats are!
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adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
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