Friday, January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth

Dean of American painters, dies at 91.

1 comment:

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

He lived a long life during which he made exceptional and meaningful contributions to healthy culture.

Years ago I bought a collection of prints his wife offered through Readers Digest, for $15.00. It was called The Four Seasons, a total of sixteen prints. She withdrew the offer rather quickly and I've learned that the collection, assuming all prints, written material and package are intact,(they are) has grown considerably in value in the eyes of some collectors. I had all prints framed and have enjoyed them for many years.

We've been to the gallery in Rockport, ME and also saw a large collection of brother Jamie's paintings in Greenville, SC before the textile magnate who owned them sold them off to the Japanese in the late '80's.

I'll never get over my astonished pleasure in looking at his "Pig".

His father NC's wonderful stuff was shown in the Portland, ME Museum of Art in the late '90's. Bets and I saw that when I lived in Brunswick.

Christina's World does capture the essence of Wyeth's sensitivity.

I just told you all I know about art. Betsy is an art expert and artist; Water Color and Pen and Ink drawings.