Our new “Behind the Frame” series will highlight the history behind some of our favorite works, starting off with the legendary Andrew Wyeth.
Few realist painters can rival the haunting style of Andrew Wyeth. Wyeth’s stunning watercolor and tempera paintings were rich with color, as well as intrigue. His mysterious, yet shockingly real compositions earned him fame as one of America’s best-known realist painters of the 20th century.
Much of Andrew Wyeth’s inspiration came from his rural surroundings in New England But his perspective, medium, and lifestyle all contributed to works of art that were far from normal.