Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917–2009). Northern Point, 1950. Tempera on gesso panel. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund. Endowed by Kathryn and John P. Britton, 1950.603

 

Andrew Wyeth is perhaps the most popular realist artist of the twentieth century. He divided his time between homes in the rural countryside of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and the rocky coast of Cushing, Maine. His art drew from the people and places in each of these small communities. To capture this view of the Penobscot Bay in Maine, Wyeth climbed up on the roof of a two-hundred-year-old house owned by a local lobsterman. By carefully controlling his brushwork, he conveyed the different textures of the shingled roof, the metallic lightning rod, and the rough coastline below.

 

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