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National Gallery of Art, Washington/D.A.P.

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Hardcover, 7.5 x 9.75 in. / 128 pgs / 75 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2013 p. 11   

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“I know people like to make me the American painter of the American scene. But I’m no more that than the man in the moon. I’ve created my own world the way I want it.”
- Andrew Wyeth, excerpted from the Introduction to A Spoken Self-Portrait.

  

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON/D.A.P.

Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait

Selected and Arranged by Richard Meryman from Recorded Conversations with the Artist, 1964-2007


Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-PortraitRichard Meryman began an enduring friendship with Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) while on the job as a Life magazine editor in 1964. For Meryman, this unique friendship yielded more than four decades of recorded conversations with Wyeth, his family, friends and neighbors in Wyeth’s homes in Pennsylvania and Maine. Meryman notes that, whether during formal interviews, shared meals, car rides or long walks, “Wyeth applied to himself the same sensitive understandings that fueled his art. A lifelong realist who swam against the art world tide of modernism, he showed himself to be fundamentally a painter of emotion--of people and objects that somehow embodied his memories and imagination, triggering feelings inexpressible in words, but recognized by viewers.” In five skillfully crafted monologues composed by Meryman around key themes in Wyeth’s work, we hear the voices of not only the artist but also his subjects, neighbors, relatives and critics. The book includes reproductions of the works of art discussed by Wyeth in his own words, as well as previously unpublished photographs of Wyeth’s studio taken in 2009.

Richard Meryman is the author of the acclaimed biography Andrew Wyeth: A Secret Life (1996).

Featured image: Andrew Wyeth, "The German," 1975. Watercolor © Andrew Wyeth.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Publisher's Weekly

This book is a rare depiction of an artist that succeeds in bringing across the sense of the man, as well as the master of his craft.

Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/12/2017

USPS Celebrates Andrew Wyeth's world - the way he wanted it

USPS Celebrates Andrew Wyeth's world - the way he wanted it

Today, we celebrate the centennial of American painter Andrew Wyeth’s birthday with “Christina’s World” (1948), one of twelve works included in the USPS’s new set of Andrew Wyeth Forever Stamps. “I know people like to make me the American painter of the American scene,” the artist is quoted in Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait, Richard Merryman’s remarkable compilation of recorded conversations, 1964-2007. “But I’m no more that than the man in the moon. I’ve created my own world the way I want it.” continue to blog


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Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait

ANDREW WYETH: A SPOKEN SELF-PORTRAIT

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ISBN: 9781938922183
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Pub Date: 10/31/2013
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