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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:01 am

Took the time to head to Seattle today with Donna to see the Andrew Wyeth show before it's gone. WHAT A SHOW! As we walked in, Donna please have our tickets checked I need
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Post by Duck » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:14 am

That must be a great exhibition. His father, N.C. Wyeth, was an early influence on my art. You can see his father's influence in Andrew's work.

I love the interplay of light on the floor in this image. Pretty cool.
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Post by St3v3M » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:16 pm

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- Official website of artist Andrew Wyeth

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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:35 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:01 am
Took the time to head to Seattle today with Donna to see the Andrew Wyeth show before it's gone. WHAT A SHOW! As we walked in, Donna please have our tickets checked I need
to take a photograph.
When we lived in NJ some eons ago and I worked in Philadelphia, we would now and then drive to the Brandywine area in Chadds Ford and meander. We visited the museum a few times; I purchased a soft cover edition of Andrew Wyeth's paintings and had it on my bookcase for years. Can't find it after several moves hither and yon. It's one of two things my wife and I can't find; the other is a wedding gift, an 18th Century, lead lined, mahogany teabox. (Has anyone seen it?)

On one visit to the museum when there were very few visitors, I fell into a long conversation with a docent who confided in me the location of Andrew's home. She made me promise I would not ride up the driveway and knock on the door. I promised and kept the promise. So she directed us and we drove to where his driveway forked off a narrow country road, and stayed on the shoulder for a few moments looking up the half-mile driveway to an ordinary two story colonial. The docent could have been spinning a country tale, but, for us, the thought of being so close to the artist was rather romantic.

Glad you enjoyed the show, Ernst. You would find the Brandywine Creek area entrancing; I would love to see how you would picture it.

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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:06 pm

Thanks for your story Matt. I've long admired his work and it was a pleasure to see it in person for the lst time. Really enjoy his portrait work, but then everything else was inspiring.
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