An American Master

Catherine D. Anspon  |  Photos by Andrew Wyeth’s In the Orchard, 1972, at Meredith Long & Company
December 13, 2013

One of the inimitable talents of the 20th century, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) was a painter who  redefined American art with his way with watercolor; he was also an unerring image-maker, the conjurer of Christina’s World and the stirring nudes of Helga. Now a rare exhibition at Meredith Long & Company brings to light a cache of works owned by the Wyeth family never before shown in one group. Spanning more than five decades, the watercolors and drawings date from 1940 into the artist’s later years. Subjects reveal Wyeth’s intimate connection to the land and his community, painted near his homes in Maine and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania: landscapes including some haunting snow scenes, nudes highlighted by delicate renderings of Helga, figure studies and early marine views. December 5 – January 19, at Meredith Long & Company;