Photo Courtesy of Bruce Weber, 1989
Andrew was privately tutored and never attended public school, N.C. felt that the years most children spent in school, were the most critical time for an artist to perfect his craft and to absorb, and learn, to "see" as an artist. The essence of Andrew Wyeth's art is best expressed in his own words, "I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it ... I always want to see the third dimension of something ... I want to come alive with the object." During Andrew’s teen years, he mastered the art of watercolor, figure drawing, and later learned egg tempera from his brother-in-law Peter Hurd.
Through the years Andrew Wyeth has painted some of America’s greatest pieces including the renowned Christina’s World, which now hangs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Andrew Wyeth's realism is a mix of art and life that we are all able to enjoy and understand.
“One’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes.” –Andrew Wyeth