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艾伦在他的门廊上

Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth (American artist) 1917 – 2009
Allen on His Porch, ca. 1994
watercolour and pencil on paper
45.7 x 30.5 cm. (18 x 12 in.)
signed ‘A Wyeth.’ (lower right)
private collection
© photo Christie’s
Catalogue Note Christie’s


This work will be included in Betsy James Wyeth’s forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work.
The sitter for the present work, Allen Messersmith, was a friend of Andrew Wyeth’s who lived nearby his home in Pennsylvania. Messersmith was featured in a number of Wyeth’s works, most notably the celebrated tempera, Roasted Chesnuts (1956, Brandywine Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania). The present work depicts Messersmith on his porch in Chadds Ford.


Andrew Newell Wyeth was a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working predominantly in a regionalist style. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century.
In his art, Wyeth’s favorite subjects were the land and people around him, both in his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and at his summer home in Cushing, Maine. Wyeth often noted: “I paint my life.” One of the best-known images in 20th-century American art is his painting Christina’s World, currently in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. This tempera was painted in 1948, when Wyeth was 31 years old.
Andrew was the youngest of the five children of illustrator and artist N.C. (Newell Convers) Wyeth and his wife, Carolyn Bockius Wyeth. He was born July 12, 1917, on Henry Thoreau’s 100th birthday.
Due to N.C.’s fond appreciation of Henry Thoreau, he found this both coincidental and exciting. N.C. was an attentive father, fostering each of the children’s interests and talents. The family was close, spending time reading together, taking walks, fostering “a closeness with nature” and developing a feeling for Wyeth family history.

安德鲁-怀斯(美国艺术家) 1917-2009年
艾伦在他的门廊上,约1994年
纸本水彩和铅笔
45.7 x 30.5 厘米。(18 x 12 in.)
签名 “A Wyeth”。(右下)
私人收藏
佳士得拍卖行
目录说明 佳士得
这幅作品将收录在贝特西-詹姆斯-怀斯即将出版的艺术家作品目录中。
本作品的坐像艾伦-梅瑟史密斯是安德鲁-怀斯的朋友,住在他宾夕法尼亚州的家附近。梅瑟史密斯曾在怀斯的许多作品中出现过,其中最著名的是著名的蛋彩画《烤栗子》(1956年,布兰迪恩艺术博物馆,宾夕法尼亚州查德斯福特)。本作品描绘的是梅瑟史密斯在查德斯福特的门廊上。


安德鲁-纽厄尔-怀斯是一位视觉艺术家,主要是一位现实主义画家,以地域主义风格为主。他是20世纪中期美国最著名的艺术家之一。
在他的艺术作品中,怀斯最喜欢的题材是他周围的土地和人,无论是在他的家乡宾夕法尼亚州的查德斯福特,还是在他位于缅因州库欣的夏日别墅。怀斯经常指出:”我画的是我的生活。”我画的是我的生活” 20世纪美国艺术中最著名的形象之一是他的画作《克里斯蒂娜的世界》,目前被纽约现代艺术博物馆收藏。这幅蛋彩画画于1948年,当时怀斯31岁。
安德鲁是插画家和艺术家N.C.(Newell Convers)怀斯和他的妻子卡罗琳-博基乌斯-怀斯的五个孩子中最小的一个。他出生于1917年7月12日,正值亨利-梭罗的100岁生日。
由于N.C.对亨利-梭罗的喜爱,他觉得这既是巧合,又是兴奋。N.C.是一位细心的父亲,培养孩子们的每一个兴趣和才能。一家人关系密切,一起读书、散步,培养 “与大自然的亲密关系”,培养对怀斯家族历史的感情。

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