Thursday, July 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Newell Wyeth (surname pronounced /ˈwаɪɛθ/[1]) (July 12, 1917January 16, 2009)[2] was a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working predominantly in a regionalist style. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century and was sometimes referred to as the "Painter of the People," due to his work's popularity with the American public.

In his art, Wyeth's favorite subjects were the land and people around him, both in his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and at his summer home in Cushing, Maine.

One of the most well-known images in 20th-century American art is his painting, Christina's World, currently in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Source: Wikipedia


The Gypsy said...

wow - this is just stunning work! And great to read some information about him.

marancat said...

this is a great sketch. I was particularly interested as I am currently reading a book about his family history.

Florence's Art said...

One of my favorite artist. He can capture hair better than any other. I love his paintings. I hadn't realized he passed away. As always your sketch is fabulous.