Neill R. Anderson, October 2, 1933 – September 29, 2021
Neil Anderson passed away peacefully at his Lewisburg home on September 29, 2021, from metastatic melanoma. An artist all his life, he began at the age of seven with drawing lessons at the Chicago Art Institute. This was followed by an AB degree from Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, in Art and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries in New York (Fischbach Gallery, Greenberg Wilson Gallery), Philadelphia (Bridgette Mayer Gallery since 2003, and Larry Becker Gallery) and other venues in the States. -United. included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Susquehanna Art Museum.
He is survived by his wife, Constance A. Timm; and three sons from a previous marriage to Pauline Greene (Santa Monica, California); Eric Anderson, (Los Angeles, CA), Benjamin Anderson, (Barrington, Rhode Island), Joel Anderson, (Santa Monica, CA); as well as three grandchildren, Lilah Esther Anderson (Des Moines, Iowa), Seaver Anderson (Barrington, Rhode Island) and Anthony Anderson (Los Angeles, California).
A friend and longtime lunch group member said Neil was “a special person who taught him art as well as a variety of other subjects.” These included the study of mushrooms, interest in Bill Evans and other jazz musicians, growing moss gardens, and architectural design. He remembered a story: Jasper Johns apparently told Brice Marden to “paint to the bottom of the picture” and not to leave a white stripe at the bottom of the canvas.
Neil worked for 40 years at Bucknell University in the Department of Art and Art History, teaching many students who went on to study art and work professionally in the fields of art. Since his retirement in 1999, he has been painting full time in his studio attached to his home on wooded land three miles from Lewisburg.
The family is asking for donations to be made to the Susquehanna Art Museum in honor and memory of Neil.