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.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.