Andrew Wyeth, ‘Study for Grey Ghost’, 1972, Somerville Manning Gallery
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Andrew Wyeth

Study for Grey Ghost, 1972

Watercolor
10 × 13 1/2 in
25.4 × 34.3 cm
.
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Wilmington, Philadelphia
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Somerville Manning Gallery
Wilmington, Philadelphia

A horse named Grey Ghost, drinking water at a brook on Brinton’s Bridge Road, study for the …

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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, ‘Study for Grey Ghost’, 1972, Somerville Manning Gallery
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Somerville Manning Gallery
Wilmington, Philadelphia

A horse named Grey Ghost, drinking water at a brook on Brinton’s Bridge Road, study for the watercolor, Grey Ghost.

This work is included in the forthcoming Andrew Wyeth Catalogue Raisonne.

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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

Study for Grey Ghost, 1972

Watercolor
10 × 13 1/2 in
25.4 × 34.3 cm
.
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Location
Wilmington, Philadelphia
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