Saturday, January 17, 2009
The north american painter Andrew Wyeth (July 12, 1917 – January 16, 2009) passed away during sleep at this home in Chadds Ford, near Philadelphia.
Known as the painter of people, Wyeth was the son of the illustrator Newell Convers Wyeth and Carolyn Bockius Wyeth.
At age twenty, he had his first one-man exhibition of watercolors at the Macbeth Gallery (N.Y.). The success of the exhibition indicated his future as a painter.
Among other subjects, Wyeth's paintings convey the rural landscapes and people, themes dear to the artist.
Well known are the 247 studies of Prussian-born Helga Testorf, Wyeth's neighbour, works that are owned by a japanese industrialist.
Helga's last studie called "Gone" was painted in 2002.
Posted by Jose Carrilho at 5:32 PM