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    Andrew Wyeth R.I.P.

    One of the true greats has passed: Andrew Wyeth 1917-2009.

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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

    Obit

    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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