A splendid look at the "wondrous strange" paintings of four great artists--Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and James Wyeth--published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition, running from June 1998 through February 1999. 130 color illustrations.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Edition description:||1 ED|
|Product dimensions:||10.22(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.85(d)|
|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
Howard Pyle is the father of American illustration. His student, N.C. Wyeth, became America's foremost illustrator in the early twentieth century. Andrew Wyeth is one of the most distinguished artists of this century. His work has been widely-exhibited and published. Jamie Wyeth continues the family tradition as an outstanding and popular artist, and has written and illustrated children's books. Susan C. Larsen:Chief Curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum. David Michaelis: author of N.C. Wyeth: A Biography (Knopf, 1998). Stephen Bruni:Executive Director of the Delaware Art Museum.Betsy James Wyeth: wife of Andrew Wyeth, is author of several Wyeth books.Theodore Wolff: former art critic, Christian Science Monitor; Christopher Crosman : Director of the Farnsworth Museum.
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Wondrous Strange: The Wyeth Tradition based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This beautifully illustrated book, published for a 1998 exhibition by the same name, focuses on the evocative, sometimes mysterious and occasionally spooky works of four Pennsylvania artists: Howard Pyle, NC Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. These artists form a continuum in the Brandywine Valley, beginning with the teacher, noted illustrator Pyle, and continuing with his student, illustrator NC Wyeth, Wyeth's son Andrew, and Andrew's son Jamie. While spotlighting each artist's more fanciful pieces, it also provides visual testimony to the transcendent quality of the work of Andrew Wyeth, which many critics erroneously judge to be simple landscapes of a bygone era, when they are in fact far more than simply representational. The book includes beautiful full-color illustrations of many works not generally seen, especially among those by Jamie Wyeth, and includes an introduction that outlines the Brandywine River tradition and the way each artist relates to it and to each other. Other essays by various authors (including Betsy James Wyeth) focus on each artist. Although it emphasizes images over text, it is an outstanding book for those who admire these artists' work, or those who would like to learn more about them.