Myron Kunin Collection of American Art

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© Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS)

When other mid-20th century artists were drawn toward abstraction, Andrew Wyeth continued his exploration of domestic realism, painting both interiors and exteriors of the farm and industrial buildings of the Pennsylvania countryside, and, in the summers, the clapboard houses and stark landscape of the Maine coast. After his father N.C. Wyeth died in a 1945 car accident, he began to incorporate images of people into his paintings, most famously his neighbor Helga Testorf. Rendered in egg tempera, Wyeth's keenly observed images have a pared down sparseness that gives them a palpable sense of quiet. Wyeth was the first visual artist to appear on the cover of Time magazine and the first living American-born artist to have a show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Traveling America: East to MidwestDebra Force Fine Art
2017
Andrew Wyeth: In RetrospectSeattle Art Museum
2016
Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the StudioMuseo Thyssen-Bornemisza
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Christina Olson, 1947

Tempera on panel
83 41/50 × 63 1/2 in
212.9 × 161.3 cm
Location
Madrid
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Myron Kunin Collection of American Art

Medium
Image rights
© Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS)

When other mid-20th century artists were drawn toward abstraction, Andrew Wyeth continued his exploration of domestic realism, painting both interiors and exteriors of the farm and industrial buildings of the Pennsylvania countryside, and, in the summers, the clapboard houses and stark landscape of the Maine coast. After his father N.C. Wyeth died in a 1945 car accident, he began to incorporate images of people into his paintings, most famously his neighbor Helga Testorf. Rendered in egg tempera, Wyeth's keenly observed images have a pared down sparseness that gives them a palpable sense of quiet. Wyeth was the first visual artist to appear on the cover of Time magazine and the first living American-born artist to have a show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio
Other works by Andrew Wyeth
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