I was born on January 28 in 1951 in Evanston,Illinois, USA. to Carl and Gloria Anderson. who gave me the name Bruce Keane Anderson. A few days later I met my grandpa from Ireland, John Keane. There is a picture of him holding me in front of the Evanston Township Hospital. It was winter and grandpa Keane was dressed accordingly. I feel lucky that we had the pleasure to meet before he left this Earth in September of the same year.
I did a lot of art as kid at home and in school. I painted a lot with pallett knife and oil paints. My rendering of Columbus's ships the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria won honorable mention and were shown in the auditorium where all the school could see.
1965-69 Homer Central High School 1969 saw the moon landing live on TV. 1970 - 76 Move to California studied Art and Music at Foothill College
Learned classical figure drawing at the studio art classes held by Thomas Leighton in San Francisco.
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Lived in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco where I met Jamie Erfurdt, Barbara Bergel, Alise Klar, Jeffery, Sherri Roberts, Steve Kaplan, Clair Jaquemet
I met Martin Weetman the poet and playwright at Foothill College. We produced his play "Max and Tommy" at the Gumption Theater space in San Francisco. Later it was through Marty's invitation to come see him in LA did I have the privilege to meet actress Patty Duke (the Miracle Worker) and actor John Astin (Musical Westside Story and the TV series The Adams Family) John Astin was acting in a play by Marty called, "Estonia You Fall" at the West Coast Playwright Workshop.
First trip to Europe 1972. Visited in Stockholm Carl Dielsbo (the swedish landscape painter) and Annie (born Nielsson) (grandma's sister). My Grandma's name is Vera and she lived in Evanston and many years later in Oakland California with her life-long partner Carl (my grandfather). They both met in their first years in Evanston and begot to the world Carl (my father in 1914) and Hilding and Theodor.
In 1977 and 1978 in I lived and worked in Manhatten, New York City. Drove a taxi three nights a week, visited museums and met remarkable people; fell in love with the work of Vermeer and Pollack. Mortals but just as interesting -Sam, Benjamin, Barbara, Gary, Judith, Bob, Joan M., Sky, Iris, Robert: They are/were Writer, dancer-choriograph, dancer, dancer, painter, painter, dreamer, poet, writer (in that order) who I had the privilege to meet.
1977, 1978, 1979 lived and worked in New York City and in Fes, Morocco.
1980 - 1983 painted houses with Marty Weetman and Sam Bauman. We were the Nordic Painters.
1983 moved to Tübingen, Germany at the invitation of Regine Karrer.
Did stage painting three months at the Landes Theater Tübingen while filling in for Gerhard Saltan.
1984 My daughter Marlene Anderson was born.
1984 started showing work at Wenke Kunst, Tübingen
1986 My son Robin Anderson was born.
1987-88 taught English at the German-American Institute, Tübingen
1991 showed 40 works at the German-American Institute
1991 met Dr. Robert Frost
1992-93 was head school master of a one-teacher art school for youth and adults in Lüneburg
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1993-94 art shows at Altstadt Atelier with Agnieszka Madej withwhom I had the honor to collaborate with on a dozen collages. One person show at Art Forum, Mühlheim am Main
1997-98 held workshops called Picture and Music in the Drawing Institute (Tübingen University) under the directorship of Gabriele Schulz. Met the artists/musicians/art collectors Koho Mori-Newton, Lauren Newton, Jörg Kallinich
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1995-96 2nd art show at the DAI (German-American Institute)
1999-2000 Solo artshow at Boston Consulting in Stuttgart
2000 Met Dr. Moon-Ey Song
2002 Group show at the Kornhaus, Tübingen 'Tübinger Artists' a show of art by artists living in Tübingen. Met Joachim Betz. made a short film with him called 'Rituale'.
2004 solo show at Wenke Kunst, Tübingen
2004 Solo show at Peripherie, Südhaus, Tübingen.
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2005 Studio house fire causes loss of 100 hundred paintings and sculptures
2006 & 2007 & 2008 group shows in "Atelier Ö", Tübingen
2008 group show at the Shedhalle, Tübingen
2010 Group show at the Kornhaus, Tübingen 'Tübinger Kunstler" show art by artists living in Tübingen
2011 Benefit group show for BUND Tübingen and Rottenburg
2011 showed work at gallery Dalmau. Met Molilie Dalmau and Maria D'Los
2011 started doing art at the Kunstamt, Doblerstrasse 21, Tübingen
2012 started exploring "Hyper-impressionism"
2012 showed works together with Judith Grimm at the Kunstamt. Met Ale Zea, Ayse Nihan Köroglu,
2015 Kunstamt's Group show at the Kunsthalle, Tübingen.(it is not mentioned in the Kunsthalle website because this show and two others exhibitions were projects of the city of the city and not of the Kunsthalle curators themselves)
Met the Mexican artist Raul Lopez Garcia, photographer Andreas Karge.
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2016 2nd show at Wenke Kunst, Tübingen Met Karolina Rakoczy,
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Group show "Gestados En Europa", Galeria D'Los & Vierya, Pueblo, Mexico
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2017 Move to Mainz, Germany.
2017 groupshow at the Baden-Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
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2018, 2019, 2020 stays in Normandy
2019
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2019 groupshow at the Baden-Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
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Collections: Regierungspräsidium Tübingen, University at Tübingen, City of Tübingen, Boston Consulting Group Stuttgart, private collections in USA, Germany, Mexico, Israel, and France.