Monday, December 24, 2007

Jamie Wyeth

Black Spruce, 1994 by James Wyeth

Painter, born 1946 he is the son of Andrew Wyeth, grandson to N.C. Wyeth, (student of Howard Pyle - famed painter and illustrator) all successful American painters of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

"The seamless blending of dream-like imagery and closely observed detail is characteristic of many of the paintings of Howard Pyle and N.C. and Andrew Wyeth, but nowhere is it more apparent than in the work of Jamie Wyeth. He is a child of the post-WWII era who is deeply conversant with the art of his own time. His imagination wanders freely between past and present, his family's remarkable legacy and the contemporary milieu." Christopher Crosman