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MichaeI Anderson, b. Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 1951, has been an artist, illustrator & designer for over 35 years. Prior to establishing Michael Anderson Studio in 1983 he was employed as a display designer and a graphic artist. Collaboration with designers, architects and planners to develop their ideas for interior environments and urban design concepts in sketches, drawings and digital illustrations is a specialty.   

Recent professional experience includes completion of conceptual sketches for a series of diverse projects & clients including the St. Louis Science Center, Biltmore Estate Winery, Mount Pleasant Winery and the Seattle Center Space Needle. Formal architectural renderings by Michael Anderson have been published in books, magazines and numerous ads, brochures and design presentations. Other corporate clients and projects include Six Flags Theme Parks, St. Louis Blues Hockey Club, A.G. Edwards, United Parcel Service, Pinnacle Entertainment, Fulford Homes, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Concordia Seminary, Reno(NV) Transportation Commission, PGAV Destinations and Major League Baseball's 2009 All-Star Game.     

Works of art by Michael Anderson have been exhibited at Washington University, St. Louis; MO. Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL, Art Saint Louis and the St. Louis Artists Guild. His paintings, drawings and watercolors are included in numerous private collections as well as the permanent collections of Southwestern Illinois College Foundation, Laclede Gas and the City of Belleville, IL. Awards include Dona Weder Abbott Award For Artistic Excellence(Highland Arts Council), the Kirchner Memorial Award For Transparent Watercolor(Gateway East Artists' Guild) and the 2008 Big Splash Juror's Choice(St. Louis Watercolor Society).   

Michael Anderson is the author of the blog Sketching St. Louis and a contributor to creative artisans'  blog. He posts his sketchbook pages on the pool and other Flickr galleries. Michael is a member of  Drawing and Painting St. Louis Meetup, a productive social network of St. Louis artists.

Member: Missouri Plein Air Painters Association 
Member: Gateway East Artists Guild  

Member: Saint Louis Drawing & Painting Meetup Group 
Saint Louis Drawing & Painting Meetup  


Michael Anderson    
Born: Bartlesville, Oklahoma; February 17, 1951    

BFA with honors, Deans College Scholar; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois, 1973    

Biographical Information    
1984–2012   Illustrator, designer, fine artist; Michael Anderson Studio, Belleville, IL  
2009-2011    Board of Governors, St.Louis Artists' Guild   
2006-2009    Member, Gateway Gallery, Clayton, MO    
1982–1984   Illustrator, designer; Anderson & Assoc., St. Louis, MO    
1981-1982    President, Art Coordinating Council for the Area, St. Louis, MO    
1980-1982    Partner, Sutton Loop Gallery; Hamilton, Anderson, Claycomb, Inc., Maplewood, MO    
1977-1980    Graphic Designer/illustrator, Volz Engineering & Surveying, Inc., St. Louis, MO    
1974-1977    Merchandise Presentation, Interior Design, Famous-Barr Co.    

2011 Urban Sketches/Local Color(watercolors); Recent Paintings(oils), Gateway Gallery, Clayton, MO 
2010 New Paintings, Gateway Gallery, Clayton, MO 
2009 Architectural Drawings, Gateway Gallery, Clayton, MO    
2006 Painted Houses, Gateway Gallery, Clayton, MO    
2004 The Art of Michael Anderson, Broadway Center of Arts, Belleville, IL    
2002 Recent Drawings, Barlow Design Gallery, St. Louis, MO    
          Recent Drawings, Borders, Fairview Heights, IL   
1981 Painting, Drawings, Sculpture, Sutton Loop Gallery, Maplewood. MO   
1979 Pastel/Charcoal Drawings, St. Louis County Government Center, Clayton, MO   
1973 Paintings/Watercolors, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL   

Group Exhibitions/Awards 

2011  Best of Show, Gateway East Artists' Guild Annual, National Shrine of Our Lady of The Snows, Belleville, IL
         Artists' Day At Circus Flora 2011, Art Saint Louis
         Hand Crafted, Creative Artisans' Section Exhibition, St. Louis Artists' Guild, Clayton, MO
2010  Award of Merit, National Shrine of Our Lady of The Snows, Gateway East Artists' Guild Annual  
2009  Art On The Square, Poster Artist, exhibitor, Belleville, IL   
         Artwork At The Abbey Espresso Bar & Cafe, Belleville, IL  
         Plein Air: Granite City, exhibitor  
         Traditions in 2-D, St. Louis Artists' Guild  
          Director's Choice Award, National Shrine of Our Lady of The Snows, Gateway East Artists' Guild Annual  
2008  Art On The Square, exhibitor, Belleville, IL   
           Art In The Park, exhibitor, Highland, IL   
           Big Splash '08, St. Louis Watercolor Society, St. Peters, MO, Juror's Choice Award   
           Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MO   
           Studio De Michel, Ste. Genevieve, MO   
          Gateway East Artists Guild Annual, Kirchner Memorial Award For Transparent Watercolor   
           Augusta(MO) Plein Air Event, Mt. Pleasant Winery Paint The Label Award   
           Eddie Quaas Draws Artists Together, The Abbey, Belleville, IL   
           Horizons, St.Louis Artists' Guild, Eda L. Cushing Memorial Prize For Watercolor    
2007  Art In The Park, exhibitor, Highland, IL, Dona Weder Abbott Award For Artistic Excellence   
           Field to Finish, Plein Air Painters of Mid-America, Chesterfield Arts, Chesterfield, MO    
           50th Anniversary Alumnae Exhibition, Southern Illinois Unversity-Edwardsville, IL    
2006 Art On The Square, exhibitor, Belleville, IL   
          Bellas Flores Gallery Award , Honorable Mention, Lafayette Square Plein Air Event, St. Louis, MO   
         Augusta Plein Air Event, participant, Augusta, MO   
         Gateway East Artists Guild Annual Exhibition, Belleville, IL   
         Missouri Mosaics, exhibitor, Historic St. Charles, MO, Award of Merit   
         Art In The Park, exhibitor, Highland, IL   
         Private salon exhibition, The Louvre, O'Fallon, IL   
2005 Best of Show, Gateway East Artists Guild Annual Exhibition, Belleville, IL   
         William & Florence Schmidt Art Center, Works From The Missouri Plein Air Painters Association   
         Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL   
         Gulf Coast National, Texas Artist Museum, Port Arthur, TX   
         Painting The Parks, Estes Park Plein Air Event, Red Stallion Gallery, Glen Haven, CO   
         Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO, “Landscapes,” juried exhibition.   
2004 Creative Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO, Gateway Pastel Artists Annual Exhibition, Honorable Mention   
         Best of Show, Gateway East Artists Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, Belleville, IL   
2002 Artworks Gallery/Fayette County Museum, Vandalia, IL, “Watercolor 2002”   
2001 Society of Illustrators, New York, NY; Serbin Communications slide showcase   
1982 Artists Co-op Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Group Invitational   
         St. Charles Artists’ Guild, St. Charles, MO, juried exhibit   
1981 Sutton Loop Gallery, Maplewood, MO   
        Nanny Goat Hill Gallery, San Francisco, CA ;Group Invitational,   
        Famous Barr Co, St. Louis, MO, “Natural Forces”, sculpture invitational   
1980 St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO; “Acrylics(on Paper), Watercolor, Pastel”,   
        Anonymous Prize For Pastel, Honorable Mention   
        St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO; “Oil, Sculpture, Collage & Acrylic”   

2010  Sketching St. Louis, Sketchblog Author 
         creative artisans', Blog Contributor 
         Speaker, Gateway Pastel Artists, St. Louis, MO  
         Speaker, Greater St. Louis Artists, Association, St. Louis, MO 
         Speaker, Collinsville Camera Club, Collinsville, IL 
         Speaker, Saint Louis Watercolor Society, St. Louis, MO 
         Judge, Photography Competition, Greater St. Louis Daffodil Society, St. Louis, MO 
         Awards Judge, Central West End Art Fair, St. Louis, MO 
         Workshop participant, Carol Carter, Watercolorist  
         Mural project participant, Paint The Town, Belleville, IL 
2009  Workshop Leader, Sketching St. Louis, St Louis Artists' Guild   
         Workshop Leader, Painting Expressive Watercolors, Gateway East Artists' Guild  
         Artist In Residence, Triad High School, Troy, IL, Art On The Square Community Outreach   
         Art On The Square 2009, watercolor, City of Belleville, IL collection, Art On The Square Foundation donor   
         Chair, Creative Artisans section, St. Louis Artists' Guild  
         Independent study, travel sketches; Florence & Milan, Italy  
         Workshop participant, Ratindra Das, Watercolorist  
2008 Instructor, Plein Air Workshop, Ste. Genevieve(MO) Artists Guild sponsor   
         Artist In Residence, Grant Middle School, Fairview Heights, IL, Art On The Square Community Outreach   
         Participant, Augusta Plein Air Event 2008, Augusta, MO   
         Wild Mustard, oil on panel, Southwestern Illinois College Foundation Collection, Anonymous Donor   
2006 Instructor, wrote syllabus and taught Sketching Outdoors, Gateway East Artists Guild sponsor   
         Artist In Residence, Belleville(IL) Township High School, Art On The Square Community Outreach   
2005 Membership, Missouri Plein Air Painters Association   
         Participant, Augusta Plein Air Event 2005, Augusta, MO   
         Participant, Painting The Parks, Estes Park Plein Air Event, Invitational   
2004 Participant, Billyo O’Donnell, Plein Air Workshop   
2001 Volunteer, Belleville, Illinois Heritage Society, designed  public mural project   
2000 Participant, Architecture in Watercolor-Workshop with Tom Schaller, Kansas City, MO   
1999 Independent study, travel sketches; Florence & Milan, Italy   
1992 Commission, St. Louis Zoological Park, sixteen large scale painted animal images   
         for embellishment of acoustic panels for Lakeside Cafe   
1990 Commission, Monsanto, artwork for corporate residence, New York, NY   
1982 Guest lecturer, Fine Arts Department, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale   
         Juror, City Living Art Competition, St. Louis, MO   
1981 Juror, “Annual High School Art Awards,” Washington University, St. Louis, MO   
         Grant recipient, St. Louis Arts & Humanities Commission, directed mural   
         project by high school students, Logos School, St. Louis   
1980  Participant, “The Painted Fence,” mural project, Old Post Office, St. Louis, MO 

Michael Anderson Studio 
P.O. Box 11772 
Clayton, MO 63105 
Phone/Fax: 618 538 5622
Photo: Garry McMichael
Last Update: 01.22.2012