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A Painter’s Hurricane

When Hurricane Betsy hit the Mississippi coastline in 1965, the painter and sculptor Walter Anderson waited it out atop a sand dune and created some of his most beautiful and haunting work from the refuse of the region’s storms. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed much of Anderson’s art, Christopher Maurer, the chairman of the modern foreign languages department at the College of Arts and Sciences, and the author of Fortune’s Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson, remembers the artist in an essay on WBUR-FM. Click here to listen to him read it.