Father and son artists Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) are among the most celebrated American painters of the twentieth century. Despite their similar habits of mind, studio practice, and rural Pennsylvania upbringing, the two artists produced strikingly different work. However, they also employed a wide range of processes in works that parallel and complement each other.
This groundbreaking publication takes a novel approach in exploring the Wyeths’ working methods and processes. Author Timothy J, Standring also provides a rare personal glimpse into the artists’ world by chronicling his visits to their studios in the Brandywine Valley and Midcoast Maine over the course of four years. With over 200 color illustrations showing work in a variety of media, this handsome book situates each artist’s oeuvre in the context of their shared biographies, place, and artistic practices.