Sunday, January 31, 2010

Groundhog Day by Andrew Wyeth

Tempera on Masonite, 31 3/8 x 32 1/8 inches, 1959

Andrew Wyeth made a lot of studies for the above painting, some that look completely different from the finished piece. I find it interesting that he considered including a dog and a woman in the composition but decided to leave both out. Scroll midway through the page at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to read more about the painting Groundhog Day.


  1. Andrew Wyeth is one of my favorite painters, and I never tire of reading anything about him, or looking at his work. Thanks for the interesting blog entry.

  2. Hi Bea, I'm glad you liked it. His work always draws me in, it's so interesting.