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Andrew Wyeth, ‘Silver Maple’, 1954, Somerville Manning Gallery
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Andrew Wyeth

Silver Maple, 1954

Watercolor
14 1/2 × 21 in
36.8 × 53.3 cm
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Wilmington, Philadelphia
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Somerville Manning Gallery
Wilmington, Philadelphia

The present work depicts what was once a silver maple tree, cut down in order to allow
Andrew and …

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Andrew Wyeth
American, 1917–2009
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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.

Andrew Wyeth, ‘Silver Maple’, 1954, Somerville Manning Gallery
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About the work
Somerville Manning Gallery
Wilmington, Philadelphia

The present work depicts what was once a silver maple tree, cut down in order to allow
Andrew and Betsy Wyeth to add a kitchen addition to their house. At the time, the
Wyeths lived with their two sons in a converted schoolhouse next door to the N.C. Wyeth
home where Andrew Wyeth had been born and raised. A large silver …

Medium
Painting
Andrew Wyeth
American, 1917–2009
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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.

Andrew Wyeth

Silver Maple, 1954

Watercolor
14 1/2 × 21 in
36.8 × 53.3 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Wilmington, Philadelphia
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