Tim Anderson started painting portraits because of a fascination with mug shots. “It was my method of painting… mugshots that I was given by a cop turned actor, Dennis Farina, who was confused as to why I painted ‘those scumbags.’ He gave me his career’s worth of mugshots from the Chicago PD.” That was over 30 years ago. Today, Anderson’s craft is well-honed; here we present a collection of his “yellow portraits.”
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Tim Anderson was educated at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver. He’s had countless solo exhibitions, primarily in Chicago, Germany, and L.A. His work is included in many permanent collections, including Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater, The Chicago Historical Society, Saint Louis University, and the United States Embassies in Moscow, Niger, Zimbabwe and Sarajevo.