View and Talk: The Wyeth Family - Three Generations of American Art

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Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) was the fifth child of N C Wyeth, whose vivid illustrations for Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe and The Last of the Mohicans made him an American celebrity by the 1920’s.  Andrew learned early that realism was a rewarding quality.  His paintings are accessible and his critics – of which there were many – accused him of being merely an illustrator.  But he was, in 1976, the first living artist to be honoured by a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and at his death he was certainly America’s most famous (and probably its most popular) painter.  His eldest sister Henrietta (1907-1997) made a distinguished career as a portraitist and his son, James Browning Wyeth, (known as Jamie) (1946-) has inherited his grandfather’s taste for vivid oils.  This show brings together the three generations of American realists and it is introduced for us with a talk in the Linbury Room by an expert from the gallery.

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Dulwich Picture Gallery
Gallery Road, Dulwich, London London SE21 7AD