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Andrew Wyeth: Memory & Magic

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Andrew Wyeth: Memory & Magic

By Anne Classon Knutson

Introduction by John Wilmerding
Essays by Christopher Crosman, Kathleen A. Foster, and Michael R. Taylor

2005
223 pages
color and black-and-white illustrations
9 ¾" x 11 ¼"

In this fully illustrated catalogue, Anne Classon Knutson explores the central role of objects in Wyeth’s art and situates these works in the larger context of American art. Kathleen A. Foster discusses the artist’s tempera painting Groundhog Day (1959) in terms of its meaning and technique and related works in tempera, watercolor, and drawing; and Michael Taylor writes about Wyeth’s relationship to currents in Realism and Surrealism in the 1930s and 1940s. Christopher Crosman examines the role of Betsy Wyeth in the artist’s life and art.

Anne Classon Knutson is guest curator for the High Museum of Art, Kathleen A. Foster is the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Curator of American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Michael Taylor is the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

This catalogue was supported by a generous grant from the Davenport Family Foundation.

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