The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea

  • Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917–2009) Young Fisherman and Dory, Study for To The Westward, 1944, drybrush on paper, 29¾" x 39¼", museum purchase, 1954.906 ©Andrew Wyeth
  • James G. Babbidge (1844-1919) Alice A. Hall, 1881 Oil on canvas 23 ½ x 33 7/8 inches Museum purchase, 1955.1128
  • Rockwell Kent, Lone Rock and Sea, 1950, Oil on canvas, 28 x 44 inches, Farnsworth Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1977, Courtesy Plattsburgh State Art Museum, SUNY Plattsburgh, USA,
  • Walter Dean, On the Deep Sea, 1901, Oil on canvas, 40 1/8 x 47 ¼ inches, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Hill, Boston, 1971.1807
  • Please enter your imagN.C. Wyeth, Maine Headland, Black Head, Monhegan Island, c. 1936-1938, Oil on canvas, 48 1/4 x 52 ¼ inches, Bequest of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Noyce, 1997.3.59e description.
April 26, 2014 - January 04, 2015
The Wyeth Center
The art of the Wyeths – N.C., Andrew and Jamie – is a direct result of their familiarity with and fascination for life along midcoast Maine, reaching back to N.C.’s decision to bring his family to the area in 1920. The Wyeths’ interests have included the coast’s dramatic shoreline and islands, including Monhegan, the lives of fishermen and farmers, and the boats, houses, barns, lighthouses and other structures scattered throughout the midcoast. Their interest in these subjects is part of a long-standing tradition of work done by artists and artisans in Maine since the eighteenth century. In addition to works by the Wyeths, the exhibition will also include a selection of paintings by James G. Babbidge, George Bellows, Walter Dean, James Fitzgerald, Rockwell Kent, Fitz Henry Lane, William Edward Norton, William Pierce Stubbs, Frederick Waugh, and Andrew Winter; and a selection of ship models that include the Red Jacket clipper ship, the seven master schooner Thomas Lawson, and the only known ship model by John Haley Bellamy. Organized by Farnsworth Registrar Angela Waldron.
This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of: Anna Mae & George Twigg, III

The primary media sponsor of this exhibition is Maine Home + Design