Gallery of Walter Anderson artwork after Katrina
Almost all of Walter Anderson artwork was stored in a reinforced concrete shed on Shearwater Dr. in Ocean Springs, MS. When Katrina tore through Ocean Springs, it ripped both the inner and outer reinforced doors of the shed off, and submerged the artwork in muddy salt water for hours. The pictures below document the effort of volunteers and family members to dry out the work after the storm.
Though all the work has now been dried, each peice of artwork not destroyed still needs to be evaluated, treated, and cleaned by a professional conservator. The family will do whatever is necessary to preserve this work. But we've lost our homes, we've lost our livelihood, and this is expensive work. What's more, time is short. The longer each peice of work goes without attention, the less we'll be able to save.
You can help. Donate to the Walter Anderson Art conservation fund, and save Walter's artwork today. If you donate money online, your will not be tax deductible. You can find out how to make a tax deductible contribution here.
You can also view a gallery of Shearwater Drive after Katrina and a gallery of Ocean Springs after Katrina, and a gallery of Katrina damaged painting before and after restoration.