Thursday, 22 January 2009

Death of an artist

Artist Andrew Wyeth, who portrayed the hidden melancholy of the people and landscapes of Pennsylvania and coastal Maine, died early last week aged 91.
The son of famed painter and book illustrator N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth gained wealth, acclaim and tremendous popularity on his own. But he chafed under criticism from some experts who regarded him as a facile realist, not an artist but merely an illustrator. He himself has this to say about his art: "One's art goes as far and as deep as one's love goes."
Dogs feature in many of his paintings.


Winchester whisperer said...

That's a sweet, melancholy painting

jmb said...

The dog has found the perfect spot. What a lovely painting.