Drawings are a little-seen but vital aspect of Andrew Wyeth’s work. From his earliest stirrings as an artist, Wyeth made pencil sketches, and under the tutelage of his father, famed illustrator N.C. Wyeth, became a gifted draftsman. His drawings were sometimes simple observations of the world around him, or elements of space and perspective in the scene before him, but often they were a part of a careful and often extensive preparation for making paintings. This exhibition explores the range and scope of Wyeth’s drawings over the course of his career. Primarily from the collection of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth, they offer a rare opportunity to see the work of one of America’s most talented draftsmen.
The Lead Exhibition Sponsors for Andrew Wyeth at 100 are Camden National Bank, Mrs. F. Eugene Dixon, Kathy and Paul Anderson, and Down East magazine. Other sponsors include Mr. Richard Gilder and Ms. Lois Chiles, Anne and John Surovek, Mr. Katsushige Susaki, Mr. and Mrs. George Twigg III, 250 Main Hotel, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Inc., Allen Insurance and Financial, Hampton Inn & Suites - Thomaston/Rockland, The Grasshopper Shop of Rockland, The Cote Corporation Crane-Rigging, Camden Riverhouse Hotel, Distinctive Tile & Design, Monhegan Boat Line. The media sponsor of this exhibition is MPBN
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts