Monday, July 2, 2018

Artist of the day, July 2: Jamie Wyeth, American realist painter

James Browning Wyeth (1946) is a contemporary American realist painter, son of Andrew Wyeth, and grandson of N.C. Wyeth. He was raised in Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania, and is artistic heir to the Brandywine School tradition - painters who worked in the rural Brandywine River area of Delaware and Pennsylvania, portraying its people, animals, and landscape.

Realist painter Jamie Wyeth is the son of Andrew Wyeth and the grandson of N.C. Wyeth. Though many of his works depict the Maine coast, animals, and wildlife, Jamie Wyeth has also painted portraits of political and entertainment figures, including the likes of President John F. Kennedy, Rudolf Nureyev, Andy Warhol, and Arnold Schwarzenegger; made charcoal drawings that documented the unfolding drama of the Senate Watergate hearings in the 1970s; and made paintings for Stephen King's ABC-TV miniseries Kingdom Hospital. His style is notable for its bold contract and lush, almost tactile surfaces.

The work of Jamie Wyeth owes much to his father's choice of subject matter even though Jamie claims to have been more influenced by his grandfather’s work. Jamie's art, prints and posters have included a posthumous painting! Among the not so celebrated are portraits of pot-bellied pigs, Black Angus cows, vultures, his wife, Phyllis, and bales of hay. At the opening of a juxtaposing work of grandfather and grandson, an elderly woman cornered Jamie and raved over how much she'd enjoyed his illustrations in such books as Treasure Island and Robin Hood when she was growing up. Rather than correct her mistake, the 51-year-old junior Wyeth thanked her for a man he'd never met. His grandfather died the year before he was born.

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Mr Jamie Wyeth

1946, A sea pumpkin

1963, Lester

1963, Portrait of Helen Taussig

1963, Portrait of Shorty

1965, Big inch

1967, JFK

1967, Lattice work

1968, Portrait of lady

1968, Slayton house

1969, Portrait of Andrew Wyeth

1969, spring plowing

1969, Twin houses

1970, Portrait of pig

1972, Portrait of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev

1972, Halloween Monhegan

1972, Portrait of Jean Kennedy Smith

1972, Pumpkinhead self-portrait

1972, Red House

1973, Brandywine spider

1974, Grackles and Angus

1974, Man reading Monhegan

1975, Summer house - winter house

1975, Winter pig

1976, Andy Warhol facing left

1976, Island steer

1976, Portrait of Andy Warhol

1976, The Islander

1976, Wolf dog

1977, Island library

1977, Pig and train

1978, Baby Jane in summer

1978, Monhegan bell

1978, Whale

1979, Automaton

1979, Giant dryads

1979, Island church

1979, Night pigs

1979, The runaway pig

1980, Number 86

1981, Basket hook

1984, Kleberg

1986, Kalounna in Frogtown

1987, Giuliana and the sunflowers

1989, Portrait of Orca Bates

1989, Warm halloween

1992, The mainland

1993-2001, Al Gore's Dog Running Through The Snow

1994, Black spruce

1994, Screen door to the sea

1997, Lighthouse dandelions

1998, Katie on southern

1999, Julia on the swing

2004, The Wolffish

2005, Envy-The Seven Deadly Sins

2007, And then into the sunset

2008, The pickup

2009, The Sea, Watched

2012, A Portrait of my Mother

2014, Carolyn Wyeth's Irises

2014, The Angered Swan

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