Friday, January 16, 2009


Andrew Newell Wyeth
(July 12, 1917 – January 16, 2009)
Rest in Peace

44 comments:

  1. Amen! to a long, rich, creative and fulfilling life

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  2. Ah...Such a talented family...

    Wonder what the weather was like on that day? It's -2 here in Central Ky or was. I think we're up to a whopping 15!

    Stay warm by the fire at the Manor!

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  3. This painting speaks volumes. I feel so sad.
    Catherine

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  4. I give thanks for the work he did, and which we can enjoy. A true Master.

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  5. Master Bedroom is a favorite of mine.

    He lived a long life. One could be so lucky.

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  6. To have the skill is a godsend, to have the opportunity is a gift; but to be given the time as well, that is just incredible.

    What a long, full and rewarding life he had.

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  7. A blessed life...he lived it well and gifted us with his amazing talent. We are richer for having seen his art.

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  8. Really? I had no idea. Besides Jamie are there anymore talented Wyeth's left? What a family.

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  9. It is a loss, but to die in one's sleep at the age of 91 is pretty good way to go - especially when all you've done in your life is so good and you have no recriminations.

    Kat

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  10. I absolutely loved him. I also posted about him on my blog. He did live a long life and that is more than anyone can ask for.

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  11. he was a living icon - his contributions are immense.

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  12. What a huge loss to our art community. But what a beautiful and long legacy he left, for us all to enjoy. When I was getting my degree in Art History, I always enjoyed seeing his painting- Christina's World. Just breathtaking.

    May he rest in Peace....

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  13. I just read about his passing. Such a wonderful and intelligent artist. Christina's world being a seminal work in American painting. I hope new generations get to appreciate his artistic contribution.

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  14. I too felt called upon today to pay tribute on my blog to the great Andrew Wyeth. I almost used the same painting..

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  15. The world is better because he was in it.

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  16. How fortunate that his life will continue through his art.

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  17. Willow, your blog is so nice, I've been here before. Thank you for your kind comment at synchronizing today, to a fellow 52-year-old. :)

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  18. So many people seem to die in these cold days of winter, or is it that we think of death more at this time? Either way, sadly, we tend to forget about them by the end of the year and, when we see those lists in the paper, we say, "Oh yes! I forgot he died'. Or, perhaps worse, "Oh dear, I didn't know HE was dead".

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  19. I know! I loved his work. This is an excellent one you have posted here. I posted Wind from the Sea on my PictureADay blog. It's one of my favorites.

    Lovely tribute. Simple. Perfect.

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  20. Oh, no... I'm sad to hear he's gone, I love his work, it feels like home to me. Godspeed, Mr. Wyeth.

    ps 50 in the house sounds bonechilling... hope you can warm up :)

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  21. The world has lost a soulful artist. My life has beem enriched by many of his beautiful works of art ~ Thanks for you tribute to him today!

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  22. Beautiful. I love your new Youtube link with the aria and the Sargent et al portraits. So haunting and beautiful.

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  23. I've always found "Christina's World" enchanting.

    He will be missed...

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  24. I understand the cold thing. Woke to -37 here this a.m. Luckily our furnace is pumping out plenty of heat. Love popping in to catch up.

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  25. Oh, poo. I didn't hear that he had died.

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  26. It was through you that I heard of this artist, living in the French countryside as I do. So thanks for introducing me to a real talent who leaves the legacy of brilliant art

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  27. I used to see his work in prints in all the department stores and then all of a sudden they disappeared. I was even more surprised at his age when he died.

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  28. Hello Willow,

    Once again, I have learned of an artist about whom I knew nothing!

    Having searched for his works, they seem to represent a place and a lifestyle that IS America.

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  29. He will be missed. Ninety-one. Wow.

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  30. His painting "Christina's World" was the very first painting that freaked me out. I saw it when I was a very young girl. I kept wondering about the subject, and how she got there.
    What a talent artist.

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  31. Yes, he gave us so so much. May he rest in peace, yes!

    Also: may your boiler hang in there till it warms up.

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  32. You know, Willow, I thought of you when I heard this news, last night--I knew you are a fan of the Wyeths. I just love that whole family--what an incredibly talented group of people. I think NC just instilled it in all of them, and they were an amazing group. I felt very saddened to know Andrew had died, but was warmed to hear it was peacefully in his sleep. Somehow that seemed very appropriate to me.

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  33. Amen, indeed. Curiously, this passing has gone largely unreported here in the UK.

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  34. As I sit here I can see on my wall a print of Christina's World - one of my favorite paintings...

    He may have left this world but he will always be a part of it...

    Take care.

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  35. Luckily, art lovers everywhere will always be able to see his beautiful paintings ; )

    It was so cold -35 wind chill yesterday, all my bottled water on the back porch froze.

    Warmer today, but still mighty cold.

    Cheers!

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  36. Very nice tribute! You've chosen a photo of his work I did not know; is it the whole painting or just a fantastic detail?

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  37. The Painter of the People...he will be sorely missed, thanks for the update...s

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  38. JM, it's the whole painting. Wonderful, isn't it?

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  39. oh my goodness i had not heard this. i grew up looking at his photos.

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  40. paintings, i mean. the entire book of the red headed woman. not his wife :)

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  41. Oh how sad. I love his paintings.

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  42. Andrew Wyeth would have to rank as one of my top 10 favourite artists of the modern era. Love this.

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