Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Andrew Wyeth

The great American artist, Andrew Wyeth (1917- 2009) has passed away at the ripe old age of 91. Here are a few of my favorites of his work. There has been controversy over the years, similar to debates about Norman Rockwell, about whether Wyeth was an illustrator or painter.

I would say the unmistakable mood he conveys in his paintings, and his popularity and longevity, says it all. "Christina's World" (1948) was plastered on my wall throughout college, and later I loved the Helga series. Cheers to an American icon, and fellow Maine lover!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

my sister recently visited the "Christina's World" house in Maine, as that's a favorite of hers. Our grandmother had it on the wall of her Bronx apartment.