American realist artist born in Pennsylvania. The theme for Wyeth’s paintings were usually the surroundings and people of his hometown Chadds Ford. With concrete depictions of objects and a strong empathy he portrayed his surroundings. His most famous work is “Christina’s World” from 1948, currently in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Wyeth saw himself an abstractionist and thought of depiction of simple objects having the capacity of evoking profound and endless emotions.
Barneby’s top three auction picks this week, June 2-June 8, 2014.
The Beatles take the stage at Sotheby's. In the after glow of Memorial Day Barnebys highlights a WW2 poster and Freeman's sale of important American Fine Art. Don't miss these two quirky majolica pedestals from Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Happy Bidding!