Alexander Anderson’s America
November 14 – December 28, 2019
Alexander Anderson (1775-1870) was America’s first wood engraver. He illustrated books in every category from children’s books to Bibles as well as diverse print media. His engravings appeared in such popular works as Thomson’s Seasons, Washington Irving’s Salmagundi, and Thomas Bewick’s A General History of Quadrupeds. The selection on view is from the collection of Jane R. Pomeroy, author of the three volume Alexander Anderson (1775-1870) Wood Engraver and Illustrator Annotated Bibliography.