Wyeths: Textures of Nature
May 25, 2023 - Jun 09, 2024
Through three successive generations, the bountifully creative Wyeth family closely observed the world around them to produce artworks that reflect their richly textured visions of nature. The best-known artists in the family, all represented in this gallery, are N. C. Wyeth (1882–1945), his son Andrew (1917–2009), and grandson Jamie (b. 1946).
N. C. painted quiet moments in the countryside, and Andrew created scenes that convey a sense of solitude. Jamie, who is still working today, depicts enticing details others may overlook. Although all three artists explore elements of nature within their paintings, they each build texture in different ways in order to convey specific ideas or moods. The resulting compositions are linked, yet offer distinctly personal views of rural New England.
Andrew Wyeth (American 1917-2009). Barn Cats, 1993. Dry brush and watercolor on paper, 19 11/16 × 27 3/16″. Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bequest of Marylouise Cowan, 2010.9.10. © 2023 Wyeth Foundation for American Art / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
N. C. Wyeth (American, 1882–1945). Haystacks, c. 1908. Oil on canvas, 19 × 26″. Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bequest of Marylouise Cowan, 2010.9.23. ©️ N. C. Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth (American, b. 1946). Gulls and Pumpkins #3, 1992. Mixed media on paper, 22 × 28″. Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bequest of Marylouise Cowan, 2010.9.20. ©️ Jamie Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York