Farewell, Andrew

Painter Andrew Wyeth, who captured the the American landscape with a melancholy realism and a bleak, subdued color palette, passed away today at age 91. He happened to be one of my favorite artists. I have a framed print of Christina’s World, probably his most famous piece, hanging above my desk at work.

 Christina's World

Christina’s World (1948), tempera on panel by Andrew Wyeth

I have another framed print, titled Master Bedroom, in (of all places) my bedroom.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom (1965), watercolor by Andrew Wyeth

There’s also a small sample of his work on his official website. There I discovered some of his newer works, dated as recently as 2008. He actively pursued his craft throughout his life, and his contributions will be missed.

– Greg

Windows Live Tags: Art, Painting, Americana

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