Oil on board, 13.75 x 10.5 inches / Signed lower "FA" lower right; dated July 27, 1865 lower left
Born in Ohio he later moved east. Little is known of his early life other than, like his father, who was an inventor, he exhibited an innovative streak. He is believed to have made improvements to the telegraph. Also lacking is knowledge of his art training; however, the 1860s through the 1880s found him living in Peekskill, New York. His style is considered Hudson River School, although not as well-known as other Hudson River artists. Although shy when involved in public events, Anderson exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Pennsylvania) and the National Academy of Design (New York). Many of his works are privately held and are seldom seen in public displays.