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Andrew Wyeth

(b Chadds Ford, Pa., 12 July 1917; d Chadds Ford, 16 Jan. 2009). American painter, son and pupil of a well-known muralist and illustrator of children's books, Newell Convers ...

Wyeth, Andrew

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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..., Andrew ( b Chadds Ford, Pa., 12 July 1917 ; d Chadds Ford, 12 Jan. 2009 ). American painter, son and pupil of a well-known muralist and illustrator of children’s books, Newell Convers Wyeth ( 1882–1945 ). Wyeth’s work consists almost entirely of depictions of the people and places of the two areas he knew best—the Brandywine Valley around his native Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and the area near Cushing, Maine, where he had his summer home. He usually painted in watercolour or tempera with a precise and detailed technique, and often he conveyed a...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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2018
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...to romanticize rustic dilapidation and an alienated psychology. Wyeth’s Pennsylvania home and studio are open to the public under the auspices of the Brandywine River Museum. Two of Andrew’s sisters also became painters who shared his penchant for detailed realism. Henriette Wyeth ( 1907–97 ) and Caroline Wyeth ( 1909–94 ) were educated at Quaker Friends’ schools and learned to paint as Andrew did, in their father’s studio. In 1929 Henriette married Peter Hurd , who assisted Andrew in mastering tempera technique. From 1938 the couple lived on a...

Wyeth, Andrew

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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...organized an extensive retrospective. Andrew Wyeth Christina's World , tempera on panel, 819 × 1213 mm, 1948. © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY Writings Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography, Vol. 1 , intro by T. Hoving (Boston, 1995) Bibliography Andrew Wyeth: Temperas, Watercolors, Dry Brush, Drawings (exh. cat. by E. P. Richardson , Philadelphia, PA Acad. F.A., 1966) R. Meryman : Andrew Wyeth (Boston, 1968) W. M. Corn and others: The Art of Andrew Wyeth (San Francisco, 1973) Andrew Wyeth from Public and Private Collections ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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..., Andrew ( b Chadds Ford, Pa. , 12 July 1917 ; d Chadds Ford , 16 Jan. 2009 ). American painter , son and pupil of a well-known muralist and illustrator of children's books, Newell Convers Wyeth ( 1882–1944 ). Wyeth's work consisted almost entirely of depictions of the people and places of the two areas he knew best—the Brandywine Valley around his native Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and the area near Cushing, Maine, where he had his summer home. He usually painted in watercolour or tempera with a precise and detailed technique, and often he...

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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..., Andrew ( 1917–2009 ) American painter , son of Newell Convers Wyeth ( 1882–1945 ), a highly successful illustrator of children's books. Wyeth had lessons from his father and later learned tempera technique from his brother-in-law Peter Hurd, a Regionalist painter, but he considered himself largely self-taught, saying ‘I worked everything out by trial and error.’ His paintings consist almost entirely of depictions of the people and places of the two areas he knew best—the Brandywine Valley around his native Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and the...

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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..., Andrew ( 1917–2009 ). American painter, son of Newell Convers Wyeth ( 1882–1945 ), a highly successful illustrator of children's books. Wyeth had lessons from his father and later learned tempera technique from his brother-in-law Peter Hurd ( 1904–84 ), a regionalist painter , but he considered himself largely self-taught. His paintings consist almost entirely of depictions of the people and places of the two areas he knows best—the Brandywine Valley around his native Chadds Ford, Pa., and the Port Clyde area of the Maine coast, where he has his...

Wyeth, Andrew Newell

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Andrew Newell 1917–2009 US painter . Popular with the public, he worked mainly in a realist style. His best-known painting is Christina's World ( 1948 ). He was trained by his father, the illustrator N. C. Wyeth; his son, James ( 1946 – ), is also a noted painter and...

Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth  

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(b Chadds Ford, Pa., 12 July 1917; d Chadds Ford, 16 Jan. 2009).American painter, son and pupil of a well-known muralist and illustrator of children's books, Newell Convers Wyeth (1882–1944). Wyeth's ...
Peter Hurd

Peter Hurd  

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(1904–84).Painter and printmaker. Known for depictions of life in the Southwest and for portraits, he shared with other regionalists in the American Scene movement an interest in recording the ...
popular prints

popular prints  

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A term used in the context of 20th-century culture to describe mass-produced and mass-marketed coloured reproductions that are generally bought as items of furnishing by people who otherwise ...
Regionalism

Regionalism  

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A movement in American art, dating from the 1930s and 1940s, which concentrated on the depiction of scenes and types from the American West and Deep South. Its concern was to develop specifically ...
tempera

tempera  

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A method of painting with pigments dispersed in an emulsion miscible with water, typically egg yolk. The method was used in Europe for fine painting, mainly on wood panels, from the 12th or early ...
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Louisine Havemeyer  

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(1855–1929).Art collector and patron. Also a suffragist. With her husband, Henry O. Havemeyer (1847–1907), also a collector and patron as well as a businessman, she amassed a stellar collection of ...
magic realism

magic realism  

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A term coined by Franz Roh (1925), to describe tendencies in the work of certain German artists of the neue Sachlichkeit (new objectivity), characterized by clear, cool, static, thinly‐painted, ...
WYETH, N. C.

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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2015
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...WYETH, N. C. ( Newell Convers ) ( 1882–1945 ) American artist , pupil of Howard Pyle , who illustrated editions of such classics as Treasure Island ( 1911 ), Kidnapped ( 1913 ), and Jules Verne ’s The Mysterious Island ( 1918 ). He was the father of the painter Andrew Wyeth...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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...Wyeth illustrated with dramatic, unforgettable pictures are James Fenimore Cooper ’s The Last of the Mohicans ( 1919 ) and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ’s The Yearling ( 1939 ). Wyeth had five talented children. His son Andrew and his grandson James , both noted artists, have carried on the Wyeth tradition. See also Cooper, James Fenimore ; Pyle, Howard ; Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan ; and Stevenson, Robert Louis . Susan R. Gannon Duff, James , Andrew Wyeth , Thomas Hoving , and Lincoln Kirstein . An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art...

Wyeth, N. C.

Wyeth, N. C. (22 Oct 1882)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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...Wyeth also was determined that his children would become artistic geniuses, and he devoted considerable effort to nurturing their different talents. His son Andrew became the most famous American realist painter of his generation. Bibliography B. James Wyett , ed.: The Wyeths, The Letters of N. C. Wyeth, 1901–1945 (Boston, 1971) D. Allen and D. Allen Jr. : N. C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals (New York, 1972) D. Michaelis : N. C. Wyeth, A Biography (New York, 1999) C. Bauer Podmaniczky : N. C. Wyeth: Catalogue...

N.C. Wyeth

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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2018
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...Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, the Wyeth Center provides a venue for the study of regional work by three generations, including his son Andrew Wyeth , and his grandson Jamie Wyeth . http://www.anb.org/articles/17/17-00951.html?a=1&f=%22n.c.wyeth%22&d=10&ss=8&q=9 (subscription) Biography, bibliography http://www.brandywine.org/museum/research/nc-wyeth-catalogue-raisonne Biography, images https://collection.farnsworthmuseum.org/objects?query=n.c.+wyeth Images https://americanillustration.org/project/nc-wyeth/ Biography, images of illustrations h...

Regionalism

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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...imagery, often in celebration of small-town America, in a relatively traditionalist style and in opposition to the then perceived domination of French art. The most vociferous member of the group was Thomas Hart Benton and other prominent figures included Grant Wood , Andrew Wyeth , and Edward Hopper . Many of these artists produced outstanding lithographs in addition to their...

Wyeth, Jamie

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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2018
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..., Jamie ( 1946–  ). Painter and printmaker Son of Andrew Wyeth , he has extended his father’s exacting realism into more psychologically fraught territory. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, James Browning Wyeth , like his father, grew up in Chadds Ford, was educated at home (after sixth grade), and mounted his first one-person New York show at the age of twenty. Although he also produces watercolors and prints, he works primarily in oil. He has devoted much attention to portraiture, notably including an unsettling likeness of Andy Warhol (Cheekwood...

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