Friday, January 16, 2009

"Andrew Wyeth..."

July 12, 1917-January 16, 2009
Click here for a beautiful tribute and slide show of his work.

"I can't work completely out of my imagination.
I must put my foot in a bit of truth; and then I can fly free."
~Andrew Wyeth

"It's a moment that I'm after,
a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment."
~Andrew Wyeth

"I don't really have studios.
I wander around...around people's attics, out in fields, in cellars,
anyplace I find that invites me."
~Andrew Wyeth

"I'm a secretive bastard.
I would never let anybody watch me painting...
it would be like somebody watching you have sex -
painting is that personal to me."
~Andrew Wyeth


Lisa Reed said...

Oh my. I had not heard this. What a great artist he was. I saw his exhibits in Houston, Boston and again in Nashville. Isn't it wonderful what he has left behind?

3rdEyeMuse said...

he really was quite brilliant, wasn't he? thank for the beautiful tribute link.

studio lolo said...

The funny thing is as I was thinking what to do for Illustration Friday, an A.Wyeth type figure came to mind, pale and cloaked in black against a dark background. As I was "googling" images I came across his obit. Weird. I ended up doing something else.
I adore him. He's a genius and a master that I will always look up to.
Thank you for posting this tribute Margaret. He was amazing.

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks for posting this info. I really enjoy his work and was saddened to read that he is no longer with us (except maybe through his art!)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love his work. Thanks for the quotes and the link.

purplepaint said...

I hadn't even heard! I'm so glad you posted this ~ the tribute is awesome! HIs paitings are amazing!

MILLY said...

I read this on edm messages. His painting are so beautiful, I have always been a fan and have a catalogue from a show although I have not been lucky enough to see any of his work.