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    ono...

    RIP.

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    Very sad news. My condolences to his family and friends.

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    "The son of famed painter and book illustrator N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth gained wealth, acclaim and tremendous popularity. But he chafed under criticism from some experts who regarded him as a facile realist, not an artist but merely an illustrator."

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009...h.html?_r=2&hp

    ...that's probably why I liked his work so much

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    This is very sad news. He was a titan who managed to weather the vagaries of "the era of the art critic" and produce work at the height of human sensitivity. This also marks a severing of a very important living link to N.C. Wyeth (and thus to Howard Pyle).

    This death stuff has gotta stop. I can't see any good in it. :/

    If any of you reading this don't have a copy of American Visions: Three Generations of Wyeth Art, it is one of the all time great art books, IMHO.

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    Very sad. I still remember visiting the house up here in Maine he stayed at; The famous exterior setting for Christina's World.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev ferrara View Post
    This death stuff has gotta stop. I can't see any good in it. :/
    Well, you could argue that without death we wouldn't have Wyeth's work to begin with, since it was steeped in it.
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    Andrew Wyeth passes away

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    While I prefer the paintings of his father and his son, Jamie, I did still appreciate his work, especially his drawing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrancis View Post
    "The son of famed painter and book illustrator N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth gained wealth, acclaim and tremendous popularity. But he chafed under criticism from some experts who regarded him as a facile realist, not an artist but merely an illustrator."

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009...h.html?_r=2&hp

    ...that's probably why I liked his work so much

    See that shit? "merely an illustrator".

    they can Like its a bad thing? Critics are like sports radio casters. Probably never played the game.

    RIP Mr. Wyeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Well, you could argue that without death we wouldn't have Wyeth's work to begin with, since it was steeped in it.
    The question of whether death and suffering are necessary to great art (and whether that is a timeless tradeoff that should not be tampered with) will make a very good lounge thread at some point.

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    I know this is besides the point, but it's pretty cool to see Arnie Fenner post here.

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    One of my all-time favourites. Sad to hear this. I hope he's jamming with Albrecht Durer.

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    Wow. Wish I'd seen his stuff in person before he died... Love his work.

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    Sad start to 2009, love his work.

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    Oh man, I was just at the Brandywine! I'm sad to hear this.


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    I hope threads like this dont become a habit this year. Really sad news.

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    No way!!!! One of the greatest of the 20th century...I admire his work sooo much.

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    All in that family were (and are) great artists.
    I recommend you all the book Close Friends, with drawings and watercolors mostly, I think the best of Andrew Wyeth, much more than his paintings.
    I only have the oportunity to see one painting of Andrew Wyeth in person and was impressive (I really like more his father's paintings-illustrations)

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    Oh wow....I always loved his work, shame to see him go

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    91 years is a long time, but it's still sad news. He was a legend and deserves every bit of the stature and respect he acheived.

    Here's a nice article from twenty-two years ago.

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    Some friends and I were lucky enough to visit the Brandywine Museum on a day that his granddaughter was giving tours of his exhibit, and it struck me how his artistic statements were simple but far-reaching, really touching at the human experience somewhere beyond aesthetics and analysis.

    In one of his helga books he expressed his confusion in how people thought that his paintings were sad due to his focus on solitude. He didn't see loneliness as a bad thing at all, and it's that sort of different perspective that I will always remember about him. On those days that I yearn to be a fine artist, it's always him who I think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonie View Post
    Wow. Wish I'd seen his stuff in person before he died... Love his work.
    There was a huge huge retrospective here in Tokyo just a couple of weeks ago. Place was packed with people, paintings all-over and the detail in them was insane.

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    Damn. He was an amazing artist; finding a book of his drawings in the school library was one of my biggest inspirations for a long time. Sad to see him go.

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    And the world just got a little uglier.

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    God the last few months have sucked for artist, this was shuch bad news to hear today, at least hes chillin with his dad and gramps now

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    one of my all time favorites, possibly my favorite artist.

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    I hadn't heard of him until my painting class on wednesday when my teacher mentioned him and i wrote down the name for reference/ to look into. this is eerie and very saddening.

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    When I passed by Christina's World at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, it blindsided me like a freight train. It's one of the few paintings I've seen that made me wish I could jump into it.

    Very sad news. Rest in peace.

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    shit. shit. shit. My hero. gone. damn.
    I am going to cry my heart out.
    Peace to him and his family.

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