Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies at 91 January 16, 2009 – Posted in: Blog – Tags: , , ,

Andrew Wyeth, one of the most popular artists in the history of American art, a reclusive character in a colorful family of artists whose precise realist views of pastoral and rural life became icons and sparked endless debates about the nature of modern art, died Friday at his home in Chadds Ford, Pa. He was 91.

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape—the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. — Andrew Wyeth

I originally saw this piece by Wyeth when I visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art:

Andrew Wyeth
2002 (85 years old)
Painting – tempera on panel

He will be missed, but never forgotten.