American artist Victor Anderson surely captured the splendor and ceremony of the early 1900s Circus in his painting the "The Circus Pageant". Anderson was born in 1882 to an artistic family his father, Frank Anderson, was a known painter of the Hudson River School. Through working with his father and studying at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn; Anderson gained his skill. Anderson was known both for his illustration work and paintings of rural American life. Most of his career was spent out of his studio in White Plains, New York. Anderson passed away in 1937.