Abe Anson painting in 1993
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This site features the paintings of Abraham Anson (1912-2005) who painted in watercolors, acrylics, gouache and hand ground pigments from the 1930's to April of 2005.
He was 93 when he passed away, leaving a legacy of close to 400 paintings as well as a distinguished career in photogrammetry and remote sensing. He was a man of many talents and abilities, surveying and mapping in the 40's and 50's, canoeing and exploring in the 1930's, training the troops during WWII, and advancing the science of mapping from satellite imagery from the mid-50's to late 70's.
I am Myra, his daughter, and with this site I hope to share with the world his beautiful paintings that few have seen. We will be building an online gallery where anyone can download screen-resolution images of his paintings to enjoy for non-commercial purposes.
On October 1, 2005 there was a benefit auction of his paintings at Culpepper
Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. Proceeds
benefitted residents of Culpepper Garden Retirement Community and programs
at the senior center, where he went to paint several times a week for
the last 10 years.
Original paintings are between 12 x 18 and 16 x 20 inches. High resolution digital photos have been taken of all the paintings. The stories behind some of the paintings will be archived as we get to them.
2005-2007 The Estate of Abraham Anson