The Denver Art Museum is poised to open its doors to a groundbreaking exhibition featuring father-son tandem Andrew and Jamie Wyeth.
Although Andrew Wyeth and his son Jamie displayed two individualistic styles, they are known for sharing artistic habits of mind that make the tandem a truly unique combination for a museum exhibition. Opening on November 8 at the Denver Art Museum, “Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio” will feature more than 100 works that will, says the museum, “allow you to see their art converge and diverge over the years. The common thread that runs through their works as well as the distinctive practices of each will be apparent.”

Jamie Wyeth, “Kleberg,” 1984, oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 42 1/2 in. (c) Jamie Wyeth 2015

Continuing, the museum states, “This exhibition explores the connection between two American artists who shared artistic habits of mind while maintaining their own unique artistic voices. Never before has an exhibition displayed Andrew Wyeth’s and Jamie Wyeth’s work on this scale and in the shared context of their autobiographies, studio practices, and imaginations.”

Andrew Wyeth, “Trodden Weed,” 1951, tempera on panel, 20 x 18 1/4 in. (c) Andrew Wyeth 2015

“Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio” opens on November 8 and will hang through February 7 before traveling to the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain.

Jamie Wyeth, “Portrait of a Lady,” 1968, oil on canvas, 36 x 63 1/2 in. (c) Jamie Wyeth 2015

To learn more, visit the Denver Art Museum.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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