Friday, January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth- July 12, 1917–January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth, American Artist, died in his sleep today. He was 91.

Wyeth lived a good part of his life in Chadds Ford, a Philadelphia suburb. He is probably best known to many who took Art History as the man who drew "Christina's World". It was his paintings of his neighbor Helga that brought him fame in 86 and according to the New York Times obituary "
A Wyeth retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2006 drew more than 175,000 visitors in 15.5 weeks, the highest-ever attendance at the museum for a living artist. The Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, a converted 19th-century grist mill, includes hundreds of works by three generations of Wyeths"

Thank you Mr. Wyeth for the beautiful pictures.

My favorite Wyeth painting.


Sandy Naiman said...

Wyeth, also one of my favourite artists, had a good run. Ninety-one years.

Thank you, Susan, for commemorating his passing by posting two of his most enduring paintings. They are magnificent and supremely evocative.

A most fitting tribute.

Ana said...

Very beautiful.
Thank you Susan.
Hope you're feeling better.

susan said...

Thank you Sandy and Ana.

I liked this guy. The bottom painting really really spoke to me.

NurseExec said...

Saw a Wyeth show several years ago--loved every painting.

kimmyk said...

i have always loved the bed.

a doctor i use to work for had his paintings all over his walls...that one was my fav.

rip mr wyeth.

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