Born in Nederkalix, Sweden, Andersson grew up in Norrbotten, but moved with his family as a child to Chicago, USA, where they lived from 1928. In 1936 his father died and the family returned to Sweden. Although as an artist Andersson was self -taught, he made study trips to France, Spain, Andorra, Norway, England, Italy, Greece and Egypt in pursuit of his craft. From his first exhibition in Stockholm in 1950 he participated solo and group exhibitions, mainly in the north and the Stockholm region - notably the Liljevalchs, ‘Young Artists’ at the National Museum, ‘Football in Art’ at the World Cup in Stockholm in 1958 and with the Swedish artists Cooperation Organization. He is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Norrbotten in Lulea and at the Sundsvall Museum. He executed public commissions for the Norrbotten Ironworks in Lulea in 1962 and at LKAB's mine in Kiruna in 1964.