2020 Fine Sporting Art, American Paintings, and Sculpture
166| Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917-2009)
Over The Hill
Watercolor, 21.625" x 29.75"
$80000. - $100000.
Provenance: Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection, 1973; Private Collection 2006
This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalog raisonn_ of Andrew Wyeth?s work. Executed in 1973, this work was part of the Wyeths? personal collection until gifted to a friend in 2006. A study for ?Grey Ghost,? this painting was done in Dilworthtown, Pennsylvania, right next to Chadds Ford. The only art teacher Wyeth had was his famous father, N. C., but as noted in the catalog for a 1966 exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, ?When he saw Winslow Homer?s watercolors, at about age sixteen, they helped him to move in a direction he had already discovered, toward a bold, rapid impression of light and tone.? ?I never wanted to copy the work of other people, but I wanted to find the truth in nature that they were expressing ? and then find my own truth.? Wyeth said, ?So Homer led me on to something else. I got a direction that was authentic to me and what I felt.? ? Andrew Wyeth
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