Earthly Bodies

Two Decades of Nudes with Eric Anfinson

Custom House Museum | Bumpus Gallery

December 15, 2022 - February 15, 2023

One of the island’s preeminent artists, Eric Anfinson is celebrated for his figurative works.  This exhibition will expose his works that focus on the unclothed female form.  Drawing from private collections and works from the artist, the art spans over 20 years of his portrayal of the human body.

Anfinson’s painting journey began in the fall of 2001 after he moved to a 2×4 mile island where the Gulf of Mexico & the Atlantic meet.  He is part of a well-established creative collective in Key West, an island known affectionately by locals  as ‘the rock’.  The remote location and unique community continue to offer rich subject matter for Anfinson’s work.

The people that call this island home, and those who pass through, live on in the faces & figures in Anfinson’s paintings.  A self-trained painter, his work is in collections throughout North America and Europe.

Anfinson, a native of Minnesota, paints full-time from his home-based Mockingbird Studio in Key West, Florida.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Helmerich Trust and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

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