About the Author
American painter Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) spent his entire life in his birthplace of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and his summer home in mid-coast Maine. Throughout his seven-decade career, he created paintings of the land and people that he knew well. Renowned for his tempera Christina's World (1948), Wyeth navigated between artistic representation and abstraction in a highly personal way.
This National Gallery of Art sketchbook features one of Andrew Wyeth's most famous paintings, Wind from the Sea (1947), on its cover. Completed early in the artist’s career, this painting captured the moment when an ocean breeze flowing through an open window gently lifted tattered curtains.
Wyeth returned repeatedly in the course of his career to the subject of windows, producing more than 300 works on this theme. Spare and elegant, these paintings are free of the narrative element associated with the artist’s better-known figural compositions.
- 10 x 7 inches
- 36 pages
- Spiral bound