A Wyeth Century

The great American painter Andrew Wyeth died today at age 91. Both exalted and ridiculed by the snarky art world, Wyeth nonetheless prevailed as a defining figure in American art as a populous painter. It struck me at 2007’s the Basquiat-Warhol- Jamie Wyeth exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford that a lineage of American art is so connected to Andrew Wyeth’s work. It is impossible to resist looking at his work again, nomatter what else is showing.