Sunday, February 21, 2016

Andrew and Jamie Wyeth in Denver

We were so fortunate here at the Denver Art Museum to host, display Andrew and Jamie Wyeths art and words.   To have father (Andrew) and son (Jamie) side by side figuratively was a visual pleasure.  I included a few samples here, but difficult to show the whole scope of the exhibit.  The photos are from my IPhone, not perfectly placed, but allowed at the museum (no flash please).  The first is a portrait by Jamie of a woman physician, (sorry did not take notes).  She loved it, others did not.  But it shows her life in every line I think, the difficulties going through med school years ago, but determination in every line.  The second is a quote by Andrew.  

This is a photo of a bait box from which Jamie paints sometimes, you can see the ocean beyond.  He does not like people watching him so he uses this 
unusual studio.

Maine Coon Cats, Jamie Wyeth               Andrew Wyeths Studio

 This is Clayberg, Jamie's Lab who displays a dashing eye patch of sorts, painted by Jamie with moustache paint.   Jamie retouched it every week.

Painting on the right is called Sycamore Tree and Hunter by Andrew Wyeth.  

 This was just a sample.  All these photos were taken at the Denver Art Museum in their connection with their exhibit "Andrew and Jamie Wyeth in the Studio," from November 8th-February 7.  You can purchase the catalog at:   Also, there are several terrific You Tube videos about the Wyeths.  The interview with Jamie in which he discusses his work is a good one for Wyeth fans.