Andrew Wyeth, famed painter of such iconic works as Christina’s World, has died, according to information provided by the Farnsworth Museum of American Art, in Rockland. Wyeth, who divided his time between Brandywine, Pa., and midc0ast Maine, created quite a stir a while back with the discovery of the Helga paintings.
“Andrew Wyeth’s work, an extraordinary and unique artistic legacy, is a cornerstone of the Farnsworth’s collection. Working with great skill in the realist tradition, he used his mastery of technique to make pictures of great, complex beauty, psychological depth and emotional resonance that challenged our assumptions about the surface of familiar things. Like all great artists, Andrew Wyeth transformed the private struggles of his inner life into ravishing visual music. The entire museum community mourns the passing of this true American Master”, said Richard Aroneau, President of the Board of Trustees of the Farnsworth.
The Farnsworth Art Museum will be extending its winter hours to include Monday, January 19 and Tuesday, January 20 so that visitors may celebrate the works of Andrew Wyeth now on view in the Wyeth Study Center and the Hadlock Galleries
The Wyeth family has requested that, in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Farnsworth Art Museum or the Brandywine River Museum. Services will be private
Wyeth photo © Bruce Weber, all rights and permissions reserved