C. W. Anderson's Artwork Sampler

C. W. Anderson's published portfolios were very popular during his lifetime. Original artwork can still be found in some auction houses or antique stores, but most of them have found homes in admirer’s collections.

Three of his portfolios are sampled in the gallery to the right. You can see some of the paintings in this photo hanging at an art gallery near his home. To own an original painting of C. W. Anderson is to hold a piece of equine history to pass on with love and appreciation to the next generation.

All of this artwork was provided by

C. W. Anderson's stepson, Mr. Charles Ruckstuhl.

C. W. Anderson Art Show
C. W. Anderson Art Show

Looking around you can see several paintings from the portfolio, The Look of a Thoroughbred. Although no date for this art show exists we can assume it was 1963 or later.

The Look of a Thoroughbred
The Look of a Thoroughbred

C. W. Anderson's All of C. W. Anderson’s portfolios have this type of illustrated cover. You might notice the note ‘Andy’ placed on this one. It was given to Charles and Muriel Ruckstuhl, Mr. Anderson’s stepson and his wife. all have this type of illustrated covers. You might notice the note 'Andy' placed on this one. It was given to Charles & Muriel Ruckstuhl, his son-in-law.

The Colonel, a friend
The Colonel, a friend

Red and white chalk on colored mat background

C. W. Anderson Art Show
C. W. Anderson Art Show

Looking around you can see several paintings from the portfolio, The Look of a Thoroughbred. Although no date for this art show exists we can assume it was 1963 or later.

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Big Red: Man O' War

C. W. Anderson noticed that the mighty Man O’ War, while being brushed, often nuzzled his groom or rested his head on his shoulder. “This is what he wants,” [Will] Harbut told Anderson, reaching to cradle Red’s head in his arms. “He’s just a big baby. He’d do this all day if I let him.”

 

When Red was more than twenty years old, C. W. Anderson noted, “Even when he was standing motionless in his stall, with his ears pricked forward and his eyes focused on something slightly above the horizon which mere people never see; energy still poured from him.”

 

Extracted from Man O’ War, A Legend Like Lightening by Dorothy Ours, St. Martin’s Press, NY

Man o' War
Man o' War

This painting was sold at auction a few years ago. However, during our visit we saw it hanging in Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ruckstuhl’s house in Groton, Massachusetts.

Man o'War Statue
Man o'War Statue

This well-done statue resides at Kentucky Horse Park.

The Epitome
The Epitome

He is looking at you...

Man o' War
Man o' War

This painting was sold at auction a few years ago. However, during our visit we saw it hanging in Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ruckstuhl’s house in Groton, Massachusetts.

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