Andrew Wyeth

Considered a renowned realist painter of twentieth-century America, Andrew Wyeth was the second generation of the Wyeth artist lineage. Using the drybrush technique—in which a paintbrush is relatively dry but still holds paint—Wyeth incorporated abstract yet incredibly detailed elements in his watercolor and tempera works. His compositions of isolated rural life are unusually angled and juxtaposed “for emotional effect.” Modern objects and references are absent in each painting.

Source: Somerville Manning Gallery, Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art

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