Title

Edgar Allen Beem examines why painter Andrew Wyeth was revered by the general pu

Source

Down East

Date

4-1-2009

Pages

82-85, 115

Abstract

Edgar Allen Beem examines why painter Andrew Wyeth was revered by the general public and yet vilified as sentimental and "just an illustrator" by major art critics. Wyeth worked in self-imposed exile from the rest of the contemporary art world and lived an ermetic existence. Beem calls him a "death-haunted genius" who employed traditional means to conjure a very modern sense of alienation. Wyeth died Jan.16 at the age of 91, and is buried beside Christina Olson in Cushing.

Subjects

Artists, Wyeth, Andrew N

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