Bass, Hester The Secret World of Walter Anderson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Candlewick, 2009. $17.99. Content: G. PICTURE BOOK. Walter Anderson was a prolific artist who spent most of his adult life living and painting on isolated islands off of the coast of New Orleans. His work is relatively unknown and much of it was lost during Hurricane Katrina. But with what is left, his deep passion for his subjects comes shining through. There seems to be a trend towards artist related picture books. If you have an art teacher who is devoted to biographical looks at artists, these books can be an inspiration and a useful classroom tool. MS, HS – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.