Sunday, 18 January 2009

A man who understood sheds - Andrew Wyeth 1917-2009





'Andrew Wyeth, best-loved painter of wistfulness, rural bleakness, menace, Puritanical solitude and an America lost to 20th-century dry rot, died yesterday morning in his sleep at the Wyeth family estate in Chadds Ford, Pa., between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del. He was 91. He died in just the sort of weather he loved, the empty cold and the sharp sunlight of the dead of winter.'
By Henry Allen and Bart Barnes Washington Post Staff Writers Read more



His painting 'Christina's World' is now something of a cliché. But when Shedman first saw the picture in a magazine as a child it made a powerful and lasting impression as something American, beautiful and mysterious. Mrs Shedman, who has seen the original, says it is spellbinding.




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