Andrew Wyeth's centenary
Honoring Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), born 100 years ago today, in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The first time I ever saw his work in person was at the De Young Museum of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The show was titled, Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures. Then, a 'scandalous' group of drawings and paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf, which where done over a fifteen year span, unbeknownst to anyone, including his wife. The 1981 painting "Lovers", shown above, was in the show. Here in late 2015 thru early 2016, we were blessed with a show at the Denver Art Museum of Andrew and son Jamie's work. It was great some of the Helga pictures I'd seen so long ago were included, and amazingly so was the original thumbnail sketch of his most famous painting, Christina's World. To learn more click: andrewwyeth.com/
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