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Andrew Wyeth: Remembrance

Jun 25 – Oct 18 2009

Seattle Art Museum

Third Floor Galleries

The people and places that Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) brought to life in his paintings were full of personal associations for him—they conjured his own remembrances, he once said. Now SAM pays tribute to Wyeth, remembering this force in 20th-century art who died only a short time ago.

This small exhibition of some of his finest paintings commemorates the late artist's extraordinary career. Seven great Wyeth paintings from private collections, otherwise never on public view, allow visitors to gain an appreciation for Wyeth's choice of subjects and his brilliant manner of execution.

Wyeth worked during the same time period as the artists featured in the special exhibition Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949–78. Andrew Wyeth: Remembrance is a show that confirms that strong strains of realism have always run concurrently with abstraction in this country.

–Patricia Junker, Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art

Educational Resources
To explore this exhibition a little deeper, attend some of the related programs and events for kids, teens and adults or download our bibliography.

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