Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography

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This lavish volume reproduces 138 tempera, drybrush & watercolor paintings & pencil studies by Andrew Wyeth. The most comprehensive retrospective of the artist's work ever produces.

This lavish volume reproduces 138 tempera, drybrush, and watercolor paintings by Wyeth--the most comprehensive retrospective of the artist's work ever produced. But what makes this book truly extraordinary are Wyeth's comments about each painting--an autobiography, told through ...

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Overview

This lavish volume reproduces 138 tempera, drybrush & watercolor paintings & pencil studies by Andrew Wyeth. The most comprehensive retrospective of the artist's work ever produces.

This lavish volume reproduces 138 tempera, drybrush, and watercolor paintings by Wyeth--the most comprehensive retrospective of the artist's work ever produced. But what makes this book truly extraordinary are Wyeth's comments about each painting--an autobiography, told through interviews with Hoving, that offers fascinating facts about Wyeth's life and art.

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Andrew Wyeth tells the story of his life through his paintings. By discussing in interviews with Thomas Hoving the circumstances in which each of 138 works was created, a picture of a life driven by the obsession to paint is revealed. Published to accompany an exhibition of Wyeth's work that originated in Japan before traveling to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, this first volume in a series is the most comprehensive survey of the artist's ongoing career to date.
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Here, the legendary American realist painter looks back at six decades of his work. This comprehensive retrospective that originated in Japan and is now on view in Kansas City, Missouri, includes both famous and recent paintings. An artistic independent, Wyeth pictures a different view of reality than does, say, Norman Rockwell. Thomas Hoving introduces the book and observes that Wyeth "has always painted for himself." Thus, Wyeth's comments on the origins and events of each painting are of particular interest. The quality of the printing is very good, avoiding the pitfalls of too much high contrast and loss of shadow detail in the pictures. But best of all are the stories Wyeth tells. Sure to appeal to both general and informed readers, this is recommended for the autobiography and art collections of public and academic libraries.-Andy Murphy, Charleston P.L., S.C.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821225691
  • Publisher: Bulfinch
  • Publication date: 9/15/1998
  • Series: Andrew Wyeth Series
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 484,327
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Wyeth is perhaps the most popular American artist of the twentieth century. He has been the subject of numerous major exhibitions, including ones at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. Many books have been published on his art.

Thomas Hoving, the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the former editor-in-chief of Connoisseur, is a cultural affairs consultant and the author of many books, including Making the Mummies Dance, his recent bestselling memoirs. A new book about art fakes will be published shortly.

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    Posted January 12, 2001

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    I thought this book was very informative and well written.

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