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Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait: Selected and Arranged Richard Meryman from Recorded Conversations with the Artist, 1964-2007 by Richard Meryman

Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait: Selected and Arranged

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

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ISBN : 9781938922183
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128 pages
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Richard 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,MoreRichard 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 Wyeths homes in Pennsylvania and Maine. The many hundreds of hours of tapes, eventually to be archived at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, are of great interest to Wyeth scholars and followers. 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 Wyeths 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 The book includes reproductions of the works of art discussed by Wyeth in his own words, as well as previously unpublished photographs of Wyeths studio taken in 2009.Richard Meryman is the author of the acclaimed biography Andrew Wyeth: A Secret Life (1996).