Victor Coleman Anderson
American, 1882-1937

Son of a Hudson River School painter and a student of Tonalist Lowell Birge Harrison and established artists Henry Hobart Nichols and Herman Dudley Murphy, Victor Coleman Anderson came of age as an artist at the turn of the 20th century and thrived as a painter and illustrator. In his paintings, he captured scenes of everyday rural life, such as children playing in a sunlight-dappled hayloft or circus performers visiting town. Anderson’s illustrations appeared in such magazines as Life and Collier’s and in two children’s books.