Nicholas Wyeth, son of above, 2006
Private collection, Maryland, acquired from above, 2006
Shay Art, New York, New York, 2006
Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, on long-term loan, 2007–2022
End of the Road, 2005, tempera on panel, 16 x 20 inches, signed top center: A. Wyeth; Private collection
Walking Home, watercolor and pencil on paper, 13 x 20 inches, signed lower left; Private collection
Note: This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work by Betsy James Wyeth.
This work depicts Alan Messersmith, a longtime friend of the artist, on Murphy Road at the Messersmith Farm in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The Messersmith’s were neighbors of Wyeth and he frequently depicted their farm. The composition of this watercolor is almost identical to a tempera painting titled End of the Road, which Wyeth completed in the same year.
Prominent Twentieth Century American Realist
By Margarita Karasoulas
Nationally recognized as one of the leading artists of the twentieth century, Andrew Wyeth’s enduring images of rural America hold a unique place in contemporary American painting.
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Born in 1917 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Andrew Newell Wyeth was the son of the famous artist and illustrator N.C. Wyeth and Carolyn Brenneman Bockius. As a child, Wyeth was tutored at home and began an apprenticeship with his father at the age of fifteen. Under this rigorous instruction, Andrew studied Rimmer’s anatomy, trained in painting still life, and