Friday, January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth 1918-2009

One of my favorite painters of all time, Andrew Wyeth, who captured the melancholy of the landscapes and people of Pennsylvania in his brilliant paintings, died aged 91. I've often mentioned him within my writing and teaching, especially in terms of putting "movement" into his work, something us animators always like to point out. Wyeth was the first living US artist to be elected to the Royal Academy. It's a great loss. There just aren't classical painters like him anymore.

18 comments:

Illustration Monkey said...

Oh I didn't know he died!!! I feel practically Amish with no tv or newspapers. If it weren't for the interweb, I'd never know.
Wow, Yeah, Rest in peace, AW.

Jackhalfaprayer said...

I had no idea. There's a huge collection of his in the town where I grew up. Not sure if it's still there. The Greenville, SC collection. Used to go all the time. Heh, nostalgia setting in for sure. I'll have to go back next time I'm down there.

It's rough to see him go but 91 is a ripe old age.

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Tommy C said...

i'm a big fan of his father n.c. wyaths paintings. the fact that they make already breathtaking images look even more breathtaking and he did it all no computers, just pencil and watercolor.

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Oh I didn't know he died!!! I feel practically Amish with no tv or newspapers. If it weren't for the interweb, I'd never know.
Wow, Yeah, Rest in peace, AW.