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Andrew Wyeth: Close Friends
     

Andrew Wyeth: Close Friends

by Betsy Wyeth (Introduction), Greenville County Museum of Art Staff, Mississippi Museum of Art Staff, Betsy James Wyeth (Introduction)
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Octogenarian artist Andrew Wyeth, of Christina's World and beyond, has maintained close friendships within the African-American community of Chadds Ford, Pa., where he was born and has lived since. Andrew Wythe: Close Friends presents more than 125 full-color, full-page reproductions of Wyeth's oil and watercolor portraits of his neighbors and friends, currently touring several small American museums. Wyeth's wife and collaborator, Betsy James Wyeth, provides an introduction, some family photos and commentary on the people and settings found in the work. (Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
The title's "close friends" are Wyeth's African-American neighbors in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, collected by Wyeth's wife for the Mississippi Museum of Art's 2001 exhibition by the same name. The curator asserts that unlike many of Wyeth's other paintings, these are "perhaps, among the artist's purest paintings, ones that are virtually devoid of metaphor and symbolism." Betsy James Wyeth has organized these paintings in near-diary form, and sometimes relates Wyeth's thoughts at the time of the work. Most, if not all of those pictured have either died or left Chadds Ford, bringing a tone of melancholy to the collection of 120 color plates. The paintings were made over a 60- year period, from the 1930s to the present. Distributed by University of Washington Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780295980393
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
11.66(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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