Anne Anderson was born in Scotland in 1874, the daughter of James and Grace Anderson. She grew up in Argentina and settled near Reading in Berkshire.
She illustrated over 100 children's books published between 1911 and 1938, in an art nouveau style influenced by Mabel Lucie Attwell, Jessie M. King and Charles Robinson. In 1912 she married Alan Wright, an illustrator whose reputation had suffered when he illustrated the homosexual Baron Corvo's book How I was Buried Alive. After their marriage, the couple collaborated under Anderson's name, with Wright drawing the animals and Anderson the rest. She also contributed to nursery comic annuals, including Blackie's Children's Annual, Cassell's Children's Annual, Mrs Strang's Annuals, Playbox Annual and Wonder Annual. She died in Wokingham, Berkshire, in 1952.
- ↑ Horne's Dictionary gives her death date as "1930?", and Wikipedia removes the question mark. However, her burial record, which gives her occupation, is available via Genes Reunited.
- Alan Horne, The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators, Antique Collector's Club, 1994, p. 70-71
- The Gorgeous Fairytale Art of Anne Anderson, Making History Tart and Titillating, 20 January 2012
- Anne Anderson bibliography