about Marc Anderson

Marc was born and raised in central Wisconsin in the Rockwellian town of Wild Rose. He has three brothers and no sisters, much to his mother’s chagrin. Marc’s parents were abundantly supportive of his and his brothers’ endeavors, creative or otherwise.

Marc began working as a professional artist while studying illustration at the University of Wisconsin-Stout—first as a caricature artist at a local amusement park and eventually as a freelance illustrator for various clients and publications. While the caricature and illustration work was a far cry from the fine art world, they proved an invaluable jumping-off point for Marc’s career as an artist. The drawing skills and quick decision-making required in those fields would become foundational as he waded into fine art painting.

Continuing down this career path for several years, Marc discovered the mysterious world of Plein Air painting. While Marc loved the comfort and convenience of his studio, along with the abundance of distracting Youtube videos that could be found, nothing could compete with this newfound passion. Big-eared, goofy faces and demanding art directors were quickly replaced with painterly depictions of the Wisconsin landscape. Notwithstanding the Wisconsin winters would again drive Marc back into the studio, where he would hibernate for several months, only emerging for rations of cheese and lutefisk.

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Marc currently resides in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, with his wife Anna and studio cat Frankie.

Career Highlights:

In 2018, Marc opened the M. Anderson Studio—a showroom and painting studio that would serve as his workspace and a home base for teaching workshops.

Marc’s work has been accepted into prestigious shows around the country and has garnered awards from Oil Painters of America exhibitions, national juried plein air events, and fine art shows.

In 2020 he judged the nationally renowned “Richeson 75” competition held at the Richeson Gallery in Kimberly, WI.

Want to see Marc in action or meet him personally? Marc does some weekend workshops and receptions in person. Check the Events page or view Marc’s paintings online.

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Marc was born and raised in central Wisconsin in the Rockwellian town of Wild Rose. He has three brothers and no sisters, much to his mother’s chagrin. Marc’s parents were abundantly supportive of his and his brothers’ endeavors, creative or otherwise. Marc began working as a professional artist while studying illustration at the University of Wisconsin-Stout—first as a caricature artist at a local amusement park and eventually as a freelance illustrator for various clients and publications. While the caricature and illustration work was a far cry from the fine art world, they proved an invaluable jumping-off point for Marc’s career as an artist. The drawing skills and quick decision-making required in those fields would become foundational as he waded into fine art painting. Continuing down this career path for several years, Marc discovered the mysterious world of Plein Air painting. While Marc loved the comfort and convenience of his studio, along with the abundance of distracting Youtube videos that could be found, nothing could compete with this newfound passion. Big-eared, goofy faces and demanding art directors were quickly replaced with painterly depictions of the Wisconsin landscape. Notwithstanding the Wisconsin winters would again drive Marc back into the studio, where he would hibernate for several months, only emerging for rations of cheese and lutefisk.

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