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Dr. Syn: A Portrait of Andrew Wyeth

September 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Andrew Wyeth, Dr. Syn, 1981 tempera on panel. The Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection © 2017 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS)

Talk by Leith MacDonald, Wyeth Study Center

Who is Dr. Syn? And what is his relationship to Andrew Wyeth’s 1981 self-portrait of the same name? The painting Dr. Syn was given as a birthday gift from the artist to his wife and is full of references to Wyeth’s love of history, fantasy, and rebellion. Leith MacDonald, on staff at the Wyeth Study Center, will attempt to interpret these references, combining a study of Wyeth’s preparatory drawings and watercolors, and the painting itself. Together we will look at the events leading up to its creation and explore the layered connections between the objects depicted in Dr. Syn and Andrew Wyeth’s life. A brief slideshow will be followed by an informal discussion in the gallery where the exhibition Andrew Wyeth: Dr. Syn is on view (through Sept. 9).

Cost: Free with admission


September 1, 2017
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Farnsworth Auditorium
16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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