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Andrew Wyeth: 1917-2009

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  1. ZenCat

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    January 16, 2009 · Andrew Wyeth, one of this country's best known artists, died in his sleep in Chadd's Ford, Pa., early today; he was 91.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99481438

    While one of America's best selling and best known artists, Wyeth was not hailed and was even shunned by most of those in progressive art circles.

    But I loved him, and own several of his works, including a few studies, which are among my favorites.

    "...the quiet and spareness of his pictures, the sense of longing and abandonment, of having exacted the maximum effect from the minimum means..."

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    Evening at Kuerners, 1970, Watercolor

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    Trodden Weed, 1951, Tempera on Panel

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    Swifts, 1991, Watercolor
     
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    Wow, I thought those were photographs when I first saw them. Truly a talented artist.
     
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    I remember studying Wyeth in school, and I always loved his work. To be honest I thought he'd died long ago...it surprised me when I heard he just died, this year.

    We've lost many good people in the past two or three months. :( But back OT: He was brilliant to me. Controversial yes, and some criticized his work as too pedantic, but I always liked his painting style and color scheme.

    I'm sorry he's gone. :(
     

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