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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Wyeth, Andrew


The Intruder
1971
30.5 x 50.2 in. / 77.5 x 127.6 cm.
Tempera on Panel

Andrew Newell Wyeth (1917 – 2009) was a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working predominantly in a regionalist style.
He was one of the most famous US painters of the twentieth century and often named the "Painter of the People" as a result of his popularity with the American people.

"My aim is to escape from the medium with which I work. To have no residue of technical mannerisms to stand between my expression and the observer. To seek freedom through significant form and design rather than through the diversion of so-called free and accidental brush handling. In short, to dissolve into clear air all impediments that might interrupt the flow of pure enjoyment. Not to exhibit craft, but rather to submerge it, and make it rightfully the handmaiden of beauty, power, and emotional content." - Andrew Wyeth (1943)