Victoria Wyeth to discuss Andrew Wyeth Exhibit

Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of famed painter Andrew Wyeth and guest curator of the “Andrew Wyeth: Her Room” exhibit at Bates College, will discuss his work and the exhibit at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Bates College Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center.

Victoria Wyeth has developed an in-depth study of Andrew Wyeth’s working process used in creating egg tempera paintings. The exhibition features “Her Room,” the first Wyeth painting acquired by the Farnsworth Art Museum of Rockland in 1964. Visitors of the exhibit will have an opportunity to learn how this painting was created.

Also shown for the first time will be 15 preparatory studies for this painting from Andrew and Betsy Wyeth’s personal collection, now on deposit at the Wyeth Center, also at the Farnsworth. The studies offer a step-by-step look at Andrew Wyeth’s working process, showing the progression from his first rudimentary pencil drawings to detailed explorations in watercolor. After resolving every compositional detail, Andrew Wyeth began painting the final work in tempera, a slow, stroke-by-stroke painting process.

The exhibition will be accompanied by Victoria Wyeth’s own photographs of her grandfather. The exhibition was organized through the museum’s internship program in collaboration with the Bates Department of Art. For more information, call 207-786-6158.

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