The New York Times features Andrew Wyeth’s 7,000 works that will be now made accessible through the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, the Brandywine Museum of Art and the Farnsworth Art Museum.
ALL THE ANDREW WYETH NO ONE HAS SEEN
A partnership between the artist’s foundation and two museums will enable much of his art to be viewed for the first time.
by Hilarie M. Sheets
CHADDS FORD, Pa. — In Andrew Wyeth’s prolific career, which lasted seven decades, he worked largely within a small radius of his rural family homes here and in Cushing, Maine. Making acutely observed sketches of the landscapes and people in these isolated communities, he later translated them into paintings in the studio, creating indelible images of American life.
Now, some 7,000 works by Wyeth, only 15 percent of which have been previously exhibited, will be made accessible for exhibition, scholarship and loans through an unusual partnership between the Wyeth Foundation for American Art — set up by the artist and his wife and business manager, Betsy, in 2002 — and their two local museums, the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pa., and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine; each institution houses half of the foundation’s collection…