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Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917 – 2009)

Light Wash

Light Wash

1961
watercolor on paper
30 1/4 x 22 in.

Gift of Ms. Gillian Attfield, AG.1980.6.1. © Andrew Wyeth

Son of the illustrator N.C., Andrew Wyeth learned to draw and paint from his father. He had his first one-man exhibition at Macbeth Gallery in 1937 and he became a household name by the 1950s.   Wyeth's style is characterized by precise realism, undoubtedly influenced by photography in its exactness of detail and use of unusual viewpoints. 

In Light Wash, the scene is set in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and shows the backside of a house, with a laundry line hanging cloths out to dry.  A small dog is visible behind a straw laundry basket.  This watercolor is a typical scene for the artist not only because it depicts solitude but also because of his ability to illustrate movement.

Visitor's Comments:

"It captures a moment in time. It reminds me of hanging wash with my Mom in the backyard and playing between the lines." - anonymous

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AG.1980.6.1. © Andrew Wyeth
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Wyeth
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1961
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20th and 21st Century European and American Art
Permanent Material: 
watercolor on paper<br /> 30 1/4 x 22 in.

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Permanent Gift: 
Gift of Ms. Gillian Attfield
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Son of the illustrator N.C., Andrew Wyeth learned to draw and paint from his father. He had his first one-man exhibition at Macbeth Gallery in 1937 and he became a household name by the 1950s.   Wyeth's style is characterized by precise realism, undoubtedly influenced by photography in its exactness of detail and use of unusual viewpoints. 

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American
Permanent Art Life Span: 
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Catalog Number: 
AG.1980.6.1. © Andrew Wyeth
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Andrew
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Wyeth
Permanent Image: 
Add "c."?: 
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1961
Permanent Period: 
20th and 21st Century European and American Art
Permanent Material: 
watercolor on paper<br /> 30 1/4 x 22 in.

Son of the illustrator N.C., Andrew Wyeth learned to draw and paint from his father. He had his first one-man exhibition at Macbeth Gallery in 1937 and he became a household name by the 1950s.   Wyeth's style is characterized by precise realism, undoubtedly influenced by photography in its exactness of detail and use of unusual viewpoints. 

In Light Wash, the scene is set in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and shows the backside of a house, with a laundry line hanging cloths out to dry.  A small dog is visible behind a straw laundry basket.  This watercolor is a typical scene for the artist not only because it depicts solitude but also because of his ability to illustrate movement.

Permanent Gift: 
Gift of Ms. Gillian Attfield
Permanent Quote: 
"It captures a moment in time. It reminds me of hanging wash with my Mom in the backyard and playing between the lines." <strong>- anonymous</strong>
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