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Andrew Wyeth

Books on American Artists including N.C. Wyeth & James Wyeth
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An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art (N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth)
by James H. Duff, et al
One Nation : Patriots and Pirates Portrayed
by N.C. Wyeth and James Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth : Close Friends
by Andrew Wyeth, Betsy Wyeth (Introduction)
Book Description:
Generally regarded by as "America's Painter," realist Andrew Wyeth is perhaps the most well know of the artistic Wyeth family dynasty which includes his father N. C. Wyeth, sister Henriette Hurd, and son Jamie Wyeth. Although most recent explorations of this artist have focused on his family and on the Helga pictures, this unique publication chronicles seven decades of an under-appreciated yet historically relevant aspect of his relationship to home and community. Andrew Wyeth: Close Friends is the first critical look at a significant body of paintings and works on paper depicting Wyeth's African-American friends and neighbors in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, a quaint village on the Brandywine River where he has lived since birth.

Beginning in the 1930s, many of Wyeth's African-American neighbors served as his models both in and out of the studio. Images of over 20 individuals are included, as well as depictions of their homes, farms, and meeting places. Wyeth's own words annotate the reproductions of his paintings and drawings and offer a rare glimpse into the mind of this truly individual artist. In her brief introduction, the artist's wife and collaborator, Betsy James Wyeth, recounts her arrival in Chadds Ford as a young bride and her immediate connection to the community she found there.

Andrew Wyeth: Close Friends includes over 100 color reproductions of major tempera and watercolor paintings and numerous black and white images of graphite drawings. Works reproduced are drawn from public and private collections, with a large number from the personal collection of the Wyeths. In addition to a foreword by museum director R. Andrew Maass, the book includes family photographs and facsimiles of personal correspondence.

Andrew Wyeth : Autobiography
by Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Hoving (Introduction)

Andrew Wyeth : A Secret Life
by Richard Meryman

Andrew Wyeth (First Impressions Series)
by Richard Meryman
(Hardcover - May 1991)

N.C. Wyeth : A Biography
by David Michaelis, N. C. Wyeth
by Kenneth Roberts, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator)
Paperback - 496 pages Reprint edition
Down East Books; ISBN: 0892723645

The Red Keep : A Story of Burgundy in 1165 (Adventure Library (Warsaw, N.D.).)
by Allen French, Andrew Wyeth (Illustrator)

Lost Baron
by Allen French, Andrew Wyeth (Illustrator)

Visions of Adventure: N. C. Wyeth and the Brandywine Artists
by John Edward Dell (Editor), et al

Capturing Nureyev: James Wyeth Paints the Dancer
by Pamela J. Belanger (Editor), et al

Christina Olson: Her World Beyond the Canvas
by Jean Olson Brooks, Deborah Dalfonso
Paperback - 96 pages 1 edition
Down East Books; ISBN: 0892724048

The Wondrous Strange : The Wyeth Tradition
The Wondrous Strange : The Wyeth Tradition
by N.C. Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth
Demonic eyes shining out of a shadowy tree. A blind man staggering through a moonlit landscape. Disembodied, dark hands rising out of snow. A feral dog with one blue eye. Ambiguous shadows harboring human shapes. These are but a few of the eerie images in this mesmerizing, wondrous book. There are four artists represented here: three generations of Wyeth men--N.C., Andrew, and James--and Howard Pyle, artistically speaking the father of them all. An essay on each artist precedes a generous selection of stunning, full-size, color plates of his work; the essay on Andrew is written by his wife, Betsy. It is Betsy who originally conceived of the exhibition that led to the book. David Michaelis, author of a new biography of N.C., writes, "The intensity of her relationship with all three Wyeths makes her the true linking figure in what has too often been simplified as a male succession." 

The simple chronological ordering of the book, from Pyle to his student N.C. Wyeth, to N.C.'s son Andrew, to Andrew's son James, turns out to have a peculiar power. The gaudy, tricky, glorious too-muchness of both Pyle and James make illustrational bookends around the more subtly drawn histrionics of N.C. and Andrew. It might come as a surprise to fans of Andrew's uniquely sublime naturalistic gifts that he possesses an uncanny streak of surrealism, which he couches in his otherwise orderly realism. The book as a whole should give hours and hours of pleasure to Pyle and Wyeth fans of all persuasions and generations. --Peggy Moorman 

Hardcover from Bulfinch

Andrew Wyeth Dry Brush and Pencil Drawings
by A. Mongan
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Christina's World : Paintings and Prestudies of Andrew Wyeth
by Betsy Wyeth
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Andrew Wyeth : Southeastern Collections : Jacksonville Art Museum, January 19, 1992-April 19, 1992
by Bruce H. Dempsey (Editor)
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Andrew Wyeth : The Helga Pictures
by John Wilmerding
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Wyeth: Helga Pictures - VHS
from Jaguar Entertainment
Listed under Art Movies

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