ANDERSON GALLERY, 16812 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA. 90742. (562) 592-4393.

Artists pictured left to right: Bill Anderson, Howard Hitchcock, Raul Anguiano, Henry Fukuhara and Milford Zornes. The artists' years of experience combined total sum of 420 Years which is the name of the Art Exhibit featuring their works in Sunset Beach.

Anderson Gallery features the works of world renown artists who live in the region but are better known in New York, Europe, Spain and around the globe. The Anderson Gallery held a reception for some of the world's great artists in 2005, featuring the works of five known artists in an exhibit called 420 Years of Creative Experience.

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Bill Anderson was born in Mankato, Minnesota in 1941. He worked as an art teacher for 38 years in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Long Beach, Anaheim and Los Alamitos, California. He has had solo and group exhibits both nationally and internationally in Italy, Holland and Mexico. His works are included in the permanent collections of the Vincent Price Museum, Bowers, Museum, Carnegie Museum and in Mexico at the National Museum of Watercolor and also at the National Museum of Printmaking. He was selected as Huntington Beach "Artist of the Year" in 1986 and is included in the Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who in American Education. Two books in which he is featured are the History of California Watercolor 1850-1970 by Gordon McClelland and Jay Last, 2002, and Anderson, 1984.

Raual Anguiano was born in 1915 in Guadalajara, Mexico. When Diego Rivera, Clement Orozco, David Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo and Rufino Tamyao are mentioned, one must also include Raule Anguiano. Raul was a contemporary of his group and is considered the last of the great Mexican Muralists of Mexico. Raul has been commissioned to do portraits of Mexico's presidents and dignitaries. Well known as founder of Taller Grafica Popular, he was the artist on expedition to Bonampak in 1949 that included the discover of the Mayan frescos. There are two museums named after him in Gudalajara and Coyoacan, Mexico. He has painted several murals in Mexico's Ministry of Education and many other locations, as well as in California. His works are included at the Bowers Museum and the Mexican Consulate. The most recent was a 70 foot by 13 foot mural about the history of 20th century Mexican art at East Los Angeles College. He has had solo exhibitions all over the world with works in the collections of the Vatican, Smithsonian, Vincent Price Museum and Museum of Modern Art in Mexico.

Henry Fukuhara was born in Los Angeles in 1913. Since his solo exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1935, Henry has been busy and known both on the east and west coasts for his artwork. He lived in Long Island, New York, for 42 years before returning to Los Angeles and his roots in Santa Monica. Henry has exhibited in New York, California and Tokyo, Japan numerous times. He is known for his energetic abstract watercolors and is sought for his watercolor workshops. His work is included in many permanent collections, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the city of Hiroshima, Japan. In recent years many articles have appeared in national art magazines recognizing his work. American Artist, Watercolor Magic and Artist's Magazine have all featured him and his paintings. In 2004, Henry received the Life Time Achievement Award from the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West.

Howard Hitchcock was born in Ava, Missouri in 1927. During his 32 years in the Art Department at California State University, Long Beach, Howard focused on creating sculpture. Initially using wood and clay, he discovered the ceramic shell molding process for industrial casting in 1964. His own unique approach to casting sculpture has been detailed in the book Out of the Fiery Furnace: Casting Sculpture in Ceramic Shell Molds by William Kaufman, Inc., 1985. For nearly two decades Howard Hitchcock taught a course in bronze casting and cast all of his own sculpture on campus. His stainless steel sculpture, Giving for Life was installed in 1987 in front of the American Cancer Society office in Long Beach, California. Howard has exhibited throughout the United States, Mexico and Japan. He is included in Who's Who in American Art and was selected as Huntington Beach Artist of the Year in 1989. His bronzes address visually, often with wit and ambiguity, the human condition--relationships and stresses that most of us experience at some time in our lives.

Milford Zornes was born in 1908 in Carmargo, Oklahoma. In the 1930s Milford Zornes made a major impact on the art world with his unique full sheet watercolors. They made him an intricial part of the California Style Movement along with Millard Sheets. His work was included in the 1936 National Exhibit of Oil Painting in the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. He was the most productive WPA artist in the United States and painted murals appearing government buildings in Texas and California. Eleanor Roosevelt slected on of his watercolors for the White House. During WWII Sergeant Zornes was responsible for artistically recording the war. He traveled to India, Burma and China during his military service. In the early 1950s he painted Greenland while working on the Thule Air Base. In 1963 he purchased Maynard Dixon's studio in Mt. Carmel, Utah and worked there for more than 30 years while teaching workshops throughout the USA and the world. His work is in the Metropolitan Museum, Smithsonian Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Vincent Price Museum and is included in numerous fine art collections. His most recent project was a watercolor mural for East Los Angeles College. Many publications and awards have been given to one of the country's most respected artists.

Don't miss a visit to Anderson Gallery. It  is located at16812 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA. 90742. (562) 592-4393. Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 1 to 10 p.m., Sundays 1 to 8 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment.  Note: The images shown have been cropped and are not archival quality.

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