Friday, June 3, 2016

Jamie Wyeth: 3rd Generation American Master

Jamie Wyeth (American, b. 1946)
Gulls of Monhegan #1, 1992
combined mediums on paper, 22 x 22 1/4 in.

Celebrated contemporary realist painter, Jamie Wyeth, is a third-generation artist; son of legendary painter Andrew Wyeth and the grandson of the illustrious painter and illustrator, N.C. Wyeth.  His natural artistic talent became clear at a young age, and—with deep focus—Jamie began to shape his artistic vision in his teenage years. Like his father, Jamie was raised in Chadds Ford, PA with many summers spent on the coast of Maine.  Much of Jamie Wyeth’s work is inspired by the Maine coast, where the landscape and local inhabitants—animal and human—serve as subjects for his work.  This painting depicts two seagulls in the living room of the artist’s house on Monhegan Island in 1992. Known for his humanistic representations of animals, this work is no exception, as he represents the physical attributes of one of his favorite subjects with remarkable accuracy, while also capturing their idiosyncratic behavior.

Following his early success and recognition, Wyeth has completed several notable works depicting political and entertainment figures and historic events, including portraits of President John F. KennedyRudolf NureyevAndy Warhol, and Arnold Schwarzenegger; charcoal drawings that documented the unfolding drama of the SenateWatergate hearings; pictorial reporting of NASA space launches and splashdowns; and imaginative pictures for contemporary novelist Stephen King's ABC-TV miniseries Kingdom Hospital, to name a few. Jamie Wyeth's works are included in many public collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art,  National Gallery of ArtNational Portrait GalleryJohn F. Kennedy Library, Joslyn Art Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Terra Museum of American Art, Delaware Art Museum, and the Brandywine River Museum.

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