Description:

Andrew Wyeth (1948) lithograph which is titled Spindrift after the original. This was produced on thick, handmade paper. It measures 25 inches x 44 inches. It is double matted and framed under glass in a rustic wood frame.

    Provenance:
  • Acquired from a Virginia Estate
  • Dimensions:
  • 25 inches x 44 inches
  • Artist Name:
  • Andrew Wyeth
  • Medium:
  • Lithograph
  • Notes:
  • About the Artist: Andrew Wyeth (1948) one of America's best-known Realist painters of the 20th century, created canvases imbued with the mysteriousness of the real world, thus challenging traditional notions of reality. Wyeth rendered scenes of his everyday life in rural Pennsylvania and Maine, landscapes, and portraits with exacting detail, working primarily in watercolor and tempera instead of the more typical oil or acrylic. While famous for his realist depictions, Wyeth's compositions often carry a sense of the uncanny, which led some critics to call him a Magic Realist. While much beloved by a popular audience and, for a time, the critical establishment, Wyeth's reputation declined in the 1960s, as some felt his paintings did not keep up with the times and were not relevant to a contemporary culture that was experiencing various upheavals. Wyeth refused to change his style and continued painting the rural life he had always known. Later still, Wyeth became an American legend, and a touchstone for younger painters who have returned to realism to probe various issues confronting today's society.
  • Condition:
  • Excellent

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