Andrew led a secret life that included his emotional, physical, and artistic arenas. He was a talented youngster who was trained by his father, which led early success in his twenties.
The book depicts his successful artwork, his intricate marriage and his private models, whose identies were secret over many years.
He had a turbulent career, but the public always loved his artwork even when modern artists and critics became disdainful of Wyeth’s work in the 60’s and 70’s. The book explains how Wyeth’s work related to the abstract expressionists.
In Andrew Wyeth’s own words:
I am an illustrator of my own life.
The painting is a living object… and I live within the picture.
Imagination feasts on the hidden.
There are many hidden treats in this book. You will never look at painting again in the same way. Happy Reading!
Docent at the Denver Art Museum.