Third-Generation Wyeth Gets His First Retrospective



If there were a royal family of American painting, the Wyeths would be it.

Jamie Wyeth (born 1946), who will have his first comprehensive retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, is also the grandson of Newell Convers or “N.C.” Wyeth (1882-1945), who was a renowned early 20th century illustrator, and the son of Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009), one of the most influential American realists of the 20th century.

The show of Jamie Wyeth’s oeuvre will include about 100 works, including paintings, works on paper, illustrations and assemblages.

The show will also display works he calls “combined mediums,” which are mixed media works of thickly applied watercolor and gouache paint, among other materials.

Artists should enjoy the selection of preparatory studies that will be shown alongside selected portraits.

According to the museum, the exhibition will also feature landscapes (of the Brandywine River Valley, among others), still lifes (including pumpkins) and paintings of many animals and birds that are part of the artist’s family and surroundings.

It will run through the end of December at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For more, visit the website