Title

Caskie Stinnett describes a visit to the Olson House in Cushing, once the home o

Authors

Caskie Stinnett

Source

Down East

Date

11-1-1996

Pages

46-51, 71-72

Abstract

Caskie Stinnett describes a visit to the Olson House in Cushing, once the home of Christina and Alvaro Olson. Christina Olson was the subject of Andrew Wyeth's famous painting "Christina's World." As their neighbor, Wyeth painted at least 64 canvases of the house, the starkness and emptiness of which fascinated him. The presence of the Olsons, she crippled and he old, lingers in the house. Those 64 paintings and sketches were seen by nearly 40,000 people at the Farnsworth Art Museum of Rockland before the collection was returned to its Japanese owner, who intended to sell the canvases separately.

Subjects

Historic buildings Cushing Olson House, Paintings, Wyeth, Andrew N

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