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Andrew Wyeth: Close Friends

Wyeth, Andrew; Wyeth, Betsy James

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ISBN 10: 0295980397 / ISBN 13: 9780295980393
Published by U Wash, Seattle, 2001
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Andy Wyeth is well loved and appreciated throughout the world, but he is held in pretty high esteem here in Maine where he spent his summers with his family, fathered by the great N.C. Wyeth. This book is an excellent and affordable introduction to his work, or a lovely reminder of an old friend whom you have long admired. Highly recommended: for yourself or a friend. Our copy is BRAND NEW and is in perfect, flawless MINT / PRISTINE condition, just as is its handsome DJ, now protected with new Mylar. //. Bookseller Inventory # 002235

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Title: Andrew Wyeth: Close Friends

Publisher: U Wash, Seattle

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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Generally regarded as "America's Painter," realist Andrew Wyeth is perhaps the most well known of the artistic Wyeth family dynasty, which includes his father N.C. Wyeth, sister Henriette Hurd, and son Jamie Wyeth. Although most recent explorations of this artist have focused on his family and on the Helga pictures, this unique publication chronicles seven decades of an underappreciated yet historically relevant aspect of his relationship to home and community. Andrew Wyeth: Close Friends is the first critical look at a significant body of paintings and works on paper depicting Wyeth's African-American friends and neighbors in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, a quaint village on the Brandywine River, where he has lived since birth.
Andrew Wyeth: Close Friends includes over 100 color reproductions of major tempera and watercolor paintings and numerous black-and-white images of graphite drawings. Works reproduced are drawn from public and private collections, with a large number from the personal collection of the Wyeths. In addition to a foreword by Museum Director R. Andrew Maass, the book includes family photographs and facsimiles of personal correspondence.

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Betsy James Wyeth came to Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania in 1940 as the new bride of painter Andrew Wyeth. She has collaborated with her husband on several exhibitions and publications. The Wyeths divide their time between Chadds Ford and Midcoast, Maine.

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