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Andrew Wyeth|Wyeth's Art|Book Illustration

Updated on July 17, 2014

Andrew Wyeth-Artist-Illustrator

Art was in his blood. Andrew Wyeth. son of N C Wyeth, father of James Wyeth, passed away January 16, 2009. Andrew Wyeth was a probably most noted for his painting, "Christina's World".

From the New York Times:

"Andrew Wyeth, Famed and Infamous Artist, Dies at 91"

by Michael Kimmelman

" Andrew Wyeth, one of the most popular and also most lambasted artists in the history of American art, a reclusive linchpin in a colorful family dynasty of artists from tiny Chadds Ford, Penn., whose precise realist views of hardscrabble rural life became icons of national culture and sparked endless debates about the nature of modern art, has died at his home in suburban Philadelphia, The Associated Press reported."

Read more at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/17/arts/design/17wy...

RIP Mr. Wyeth, you will be missed yet not forgotten. Thank you for all your glorious artwork.

I first came across Andrew Wyeth's artwork when I read an article in a magazine about "The Helga Pictures". Falling in love with his work I bought the book and have several others of his as well as Jamie Wyeth (son) and NC Wyeths (father) work. Amazing family!

 

Born    July 12, 1917 (age 90)
 Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation    Realist painter

Wyeth's favorite subject is the land and inhabitants around his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and those near his summer home in Cushing, Maine. His most famous work, and one of the most well-known images in 20th century American art, is Christina's World (1948), in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. 

Official website: http://www.andrewwyeth.com/

TURN ON THE MUSIC

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TURN ON THE MUSIC as you enjoy my lens.

"In The Early Morning Rain" was originally written by Gordon Lightfoot. He sings some 'wonderful' songs but I have always liked Peter, Paul and Mary's version of this song best.

I chose this song for this lens about Andrew Wyeth because of his love of nature and wide open fields. If you listen to this song... be sure to imagine smelling wildflowers in the Spring and the smell of a late April rain.

I posted my favorite cd of Gordon Lightfoots below as well. 'smile'.

Aloha,

Kathy

The lyrics:

"Early Morning Rain"

by Gordon Lightfoot

In the early mornin' rain

With a dollar in my hand

And an aching in my heart

And my -pockets full of sand

I'm a long ways from home

And I missed my loved one so

In the early mornin' rain

With no place to go

Out on runway number nine

Big 707 set to go

Well I?m out here on the grass

Where the pavement never grows

Where the liquor tasted good

And the women all were fast

There she goes my friend

She's rolling out at last

Hear the mighty engines roar

See the silver wing on high

She's away and westward bound

For above the clouds she flies

Where the mornin' rain don't fall

And the sun always shines

She'll be flying over my home

In about three hours time

This ol' airport?s got me down

It's no earthly good to me

'Cause I?m stuck here on the ground

Cold and drunk as I might be

Can't jump a jet plane

Like you can a freight train

So I best be on my way

In the early mornin' rain

So I best be on my way

In the early mornin' rain

So I best be on my way

In the early mornin' rain

"Early Morning Rain" cd is listed further down the page.

Great Andrew Wyeth Stuff

Andrew Wyeth Quotes

And, of course, I began drawing so much - wild, undisciplined pencil drawings and watercolors of knights battling and such.

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Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art. It is important to forget about what you are doing - then a work of art may happen.

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At 18 I began painting steadily fulltime and at age 20 had my first New York show at the Macbeth Gallery.

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I can't work completely out of my imagination. I must put my foot in a bit of truth; and then I can fly free.

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I don't really have studios. I wander around around people's attics, out in fields, in cellars, anyplace ~~

I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.

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I had whooping cough when I was very young, which left me with bronchial problems, and I would always pick up colds. I was very thin and nervous so my father and mother took me out of school and had me tutored at home.

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I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature - the very thought of it drives me mad.

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I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.

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I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show.

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I surrendered to a world of my imagination, reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me. I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.

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I think one's art goes as far and as deep as one's love goes.

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I'm a secretive bastard. I would never let anybody watch me painting... it would be like somebody watching you have sex - painting is that personal to me.

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If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window.

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It's a moment that I'm after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.

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It's all in how you arrange the thing... the careful balance of the design is the motion.

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One's art goes as far and as deep as one's love goes.

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The only virtue to it, is to put down an idea about what you feel at the moment.

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To be interested solely in technique would be a very superficial thing to me.

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To have all your life's work and to have them along the wall, it's like walk

"Christina's World" by Andrew Wyeth

"Christina's World" by Andrew Wyeth
"Christina's World" by Andrew Wyeth

I Want to Believe There Are Good and Honest Men and Women

In Andrew Wyeth's work I sense so much honesty and his work to me has extreme integrity, thus I offer this poem in that spirit:

"I Want to Believe There Are Good and Honest Men and Women"

Somewhere

somehow

I want to believe

there are

good things

honest men

honest women

who can say

without prejudice

THIS is what I believe

and THIS is just.

THIS is the truth

and it stands tall

beyond any darkened skyline

of predetermined

faults.

I want to believe in good people.

They are out there

you know it

and ohhh...

I do too!

So blacken out that stinking gloom

no room for that kind of stuff

pack up your sad tune

and lover

baby

lets get past that stuff

and get the hell

out of there/here/where!

Get past all that BAD

jeer!

Clear?

Lets fly

that high.

Lets decide

from where it comes

and just how far

we can without question

if we really want to

run toward the good stuff

where honesty

is not just spoken

but because of its brilliance

just

GLOWS!

Fun?

Hell yes!

So put it all to your own

the world is actually great

test.

Make a pact with a best friend

and if you ain't got one

no need

I have never had one

either

so honey at this moment?

YOU and ME babe!

CHEER!!

Let change the world's thinking

one thought

one trying to do what we can

at the moment

plan

just by saying a simple

"Hi"

to a neighbor

in our

back yards

or saying hi

to a potential

GREEN friend.

No matter love

is draggin

lets tame that stupid ass nagging

that

where would you be without me

stuff

be your own hero

best friend

dove

of the worlds love.

Every single thing

in life

is tested with strife

So we get that

right?

or just for fun

has a certain predictability

see?

And that thing is

people can decide

create a minds eye

or not

make that plot

ring true

what YOU

will PERSONALLY do!

ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen: I am an artist, represented by Monkdogz Urban Art, New York. ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through Monkdogz: http://www.monkdogz.com/chelseagallery/artistart/M...

FREE ART GIFTS,suitable for children plus prints, giclees, cards, available on my website: http://www.kathysart.com

The IMAGE is of my sculpture "Bleeding Wings 5"

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Quick, what do you think of Andrew Wyeth?

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Beautiful by Gordon Lightfoot

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Enjoy this song, the beauty of life, which is what Andrew Wyeth painted.

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"Beautiful" Lyrics

Artist: Gordon Lightfoot (Buy Gordon Lightfoot CDs)

Album: Beautiful

At times I just don't know

How you could be anything but beautiful

I think that I was made for you

And you were made for me

And I know that I won't ever change

We've been friends through rain or shine

For such a long, long time

Laughing eyes and smiling face

It seems so lucky just to have the right

Of telling you with all my might

You're beautiful tonight

And I know that you won't ever stray

Cause you've been that way from day to day

For such a long, long time

And when you hold me tight

How could life be anything but beautiful

I think that I was made for you

And you were made for me

And I know that I won't ever change

We've been friends through rain or shine

For such a long, long time

Well, I must say it means so much to me

To be the one who's telling you

I'm telling you, that you're beautiful.

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Peter, Paul and Mary & Gordon Lightfoot cds

Title: Braids, 1979 by Andrew Wyeth

Title: Braids, 1979  by Andrew Wyeth
Title: Braids, 1979 by Andrew Wyeth

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Shout Out For Andrew Wyeth!

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      Kevin 2 years ago

      It's cooled off here too but we still have faliry high temps and a lot of humidity so no open windows at my cottage. It always amazes me how different the weather can be just 400 miles away in all directions.

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      Beautiful, beautiful lens - the music, the art. *Sigh* - Now I'm humming "in the early morning rain..." :)

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i'm here again to give this lens some blessings.

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      I'm sitting in my bedroom under 'His masters bed" right now (at least, I think that's the name - the dog sleeping in the painting mirrors my 5 dogs fast asleep in bed). I was lucky enough to be in a private home where there were 20 original Wyatts. What a great memory that was.

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      nice realistic paintings. i love andrew's works. it's modern realism.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Being a children's librarian, I was a big fan of N.C Wyeth's work, then I visited the Wyeth museum in Chadds Ford and was totally blown away by Andrew and Jamie's work as well.woots

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      hmstrjam 8 years ago

      i love andrew wyeth!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

      I always loved him and his work, from my childhood and now. He died today. I am so glad that this excellent 5* lens is here! Thanks

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      Jack Lee 9 years ago from Yorktown NY

      Very good information on Andrew Wyeth. When I worked at IBM Research back in the early 1980's, we developed a digital imaging system for Andrew Wyeth. I met him and his wive in person to demonstrate our system. We captured his artwork and put them on a computer database. He had created over 12,000 artworks...

      -Jack Lee

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Loved this lens!

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      teamlane 9 years ago

      Excellent work on this lens Kathy!

      Blessed by a Squid Angel today! :)

      Colleen ~ www.squidoo.com/squid-angel

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      clvngodess 9 years ago

      I love Wyeth! His works always pull me in, making me think about what's going on beyond the canvas, what story he is trying to tell us. It's powerful in it's emotional impact, it's almost dreamlike quality. Christina's World is so haunting...

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      kathysart 9 years ago

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      Thanks Mary! Yes, Christina's World is one of my favorites too.

      ~Kathy

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      i like the painting christina`s world