"What do the Children See? -N. C. Wyeth
"Soaring" -Andrew Wyeth
"Envy" -Jamie Wyeth
January 16 is the anniversary of the death of Andrew Wyeth. Three years ago I posted a short tribute to him in which I revealed that he and Homer Winslow are among my favorite American artists. I reiterate my admiration for Mr. Wyeth's work.
This post, though, is an expression of my amazement at certain occurrences in the panoply of human history. It is stunning to me that the talent and dedication to a particular endeavor would span three generations. Andrew Wyeth's father was a highly accomplished and well-recognized artist in his own right. N.C. Wyeth was essentially his son's sole teacher, not just as an artist, but across the spectrum of learning.
Then to follow in his father's footsteps, there is Jamie Wyeth. The example of his work that I have chosen to share is one of his series "Seven Deadly Sins." Jamie started his study of art with his aunt, Carolyn Wyeth, accomplished artist, another in this clan of talented people. Jamie works in many media, and is particularly fond of painting animals. His attention to detail is remarkable.
Newell Convers "N.C." Wyeth October 22, 1882 - October 19, 1945
Andrew Newell Wyeth July 12, 1917 - January 16, 2009
James Browning Wyeth July 6, 1946 -