As the only grandchild of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth, Victoria Wyeth wears the mantle of the fourth generation of a renowned artistic lineage that began with her great-grandfather N. C. Wyeth and continues today with her uncle Jamie Wyeth. While the earlier generations of Wyeths painted, Victoria pursued photography, a medium previously unexplored by her family.
Victoria assiduously captured moments in her grandfather’s life—both intimate and spontaneous—that show a man at ease with himself and his family. She depicts his unique ability to inhabit the enchanted worlds he created.
Her exclusive ability to photograph her grandfather and his now iconic muses—both models and locations—form the exhibition, Victoria Wyeth: My Andy. Presented at the GCMA during the centennial year of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, Victoria Wyeth: My Andy complements and informs the exhibition Wyeth Dynasty, which showcases the museum’s large collection of Andrew Wyeth’s watercolors, temperas, and drawings, as well as works by Jamie Wyeth, N. C. Wyeth, and Andrew’s sisters Carolyn Wyeth and Henriette Wyeth.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.