Sunday, January 18, 2009

Trodden Weed by Andrew Wyeth

1951 Tempera on Panel, Private Collection

American painter Andrew Wyeth passed away Friday in Chadds Ford, PA. A celebration of his life and work will take place at the Brandywine River Museum at a date to be announced.

About the painting Trodden Weed (above) from
When this non-traditional self-portrait was done, the artist was recovering from a major surgery to remove a portion of his lung. On his feet are boots once owned by Howard Pyle, founder of the Brandywine school of painting, as well as the teacher of Andrew's father: artist and illustrator N.C. Wyeth. Here, the boots walk over Kuerner's Hill in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania - an area that Andrew Wyeth has walked all his life.

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