Andrew Wyeth - Winter 1946

Andrew Wyeth: “Winter 1946”, 1946, Tempera on hardboard panel, 31 3/8 x 48 in., North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina, © 2017 Andrew Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS).

‘Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect’ - Seattle Art Museum

The Seattle Art Museum presents 'Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect' (October 19, 2017–January 15, 2018), exploring groundbreaking perspectives on the art and legacy of the American painter’s 75-year career.

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Organized by the Seattle Art Museum with the Brandywine River Museum of Art for the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth, the exhibition brings together 110 paintings and drawings ranging from the late 1930s to 2008, including rarely seen loans from the Wyeth family. “In Retrospect” reflects on Wyeth’s work through the historical lens of a century in which he deviated from the American art mainstream but continued to figure prominently in much of the country’s artistic discourse.

About the exhibition
“In Retrospect” opens with a gallery of significant works introducing the cast of characters from Wyeth’s world who feature in some of his most famous portraits, such as Christina Olson of Maine and Karl Kuerner, his neighbor in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. These dream-like works complicate long-held critical notions of Wyeth as an out-of-step realist, revealing how he imbued images of the places, people, and things around him with his own mysterious temperament.

“The work of Andrew Wyeth is technically dazzling, narratively riveting, and, well—weird,” says Patricia Junker, SAM’s Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art. “His portraits, figures, and landscapes reveal a complex mind investigating the deepest human emotions: love, death, and how we experience the passing of time. We are thrilled to offer this rare opportunity to see such an impressive array of Wyeth’s work.”.

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