On June 24th, the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth's birth, The Brandywine Museum of Art will open a stunning exhibition featuring over 100 of his finest paintings as well as work selected from major museums and private collections.

This project was a collaboration between the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Seattle Art Museum, co-curated by Audrey Lewis (Curator, Brandywine River Museum of Art) and Patricia Junker (the Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art at the Seattle Art Museum),

Andrew Wyeth, (1917-2009), tempera
North Carolina Museum of Art
The exhibit will be the first in-depth chronological examination of Wyeth’s career since 1973 and will explore how the artist’s work evolved over the decades, and will connect him more fully to traditions in American and European art. 

His career arc will also be explored, noting the critical responses to his work, as well as his immense public success. New interpretations will be offered on the significance of outside influences on his work, such as film and war, and on the subjects and themes that occupied him throughout his career.

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect will bring together both well-known and rarely seen works created between the mid-1930s and Wyeth’s death in 2009 that reveal the subjects that continually inspired Wyeth and the evolution of his imagery.

Andrew Wyeth, (1917-2009),  tempera on panel

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue, which will be published by Yale University Press. It will offer significant firsts in Wyeth studies:

  • Laying out the first detailed timeline of Wyeth’s full career
  • Presenting the first contextual examination of the career decade by decade
  • And it will offer new, in-depth analysis of key aspects of his work by both young and established Wyeth scholars from the U.S. and Japan. 

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