Wondrous Strange

Wondrous Strange The Wyeth Tradition : Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth

1st Edition

Hardback (05 Nov 1998)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Conceived and entitled Wondrous Strange by Andrew Wyeth's wife Betsy James Wyeth, this magnificent book focuses on an aspect of American realism that stems from the great turn-of-the-century illustrator Howard Pyle and is manifest in the work of his student, N. C. Wyeth, N. C.'s son Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson Jamie Wyeth. It shows the one motivation that most dramatically links these four generations of artists -- to delve into realities that are more closely related to memory and imagination than anything in the natural world. This little-known aspect of American Realism finds a close connection with a wide range of artists, from the Pre-Raphaelites to Steven Spielberg. Madness, mystery, high emotion, and drama figure prominently in the fantastical and colorful art shown here -- thirty paintings by each artist. Insightful essays examine the relationships among all four artists and suggest how illustration and the fine arts intersect in their work. Wondrous Strange is an enchanting collection of art by America's first family of the art world.

Book information

ISBN: 9780821225370
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Little, Brown and Company
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Edition
DEWEY: 759.13
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 1266g
Height: 288mm
Width: 261mm
Spine width: 22mm