"I want to be known as the father of the artist Jamie Wyeth" Andrew Wyeth once said. For his part, Jamie claims he learned the most about art from his father, the renowned American realist painter. Now, visitors to the Denver Art Museum will get a glimpse into the studios of the artistically inclined family, courtesy of Bank of America.
"Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio explores the connection between two artists who are inextricably linked by their shared artistic habits of mind, while each maintaining his own unique artistic voice," said Timothy J. Standring, the Denver Art Museum's Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture, and curator of Wyeth.
By looking at the artists' creative processes, through the lens of their studio practice, visitors will develop a nuanced understanding of the discipline, mastery of technique and imagination inherent in the work on view.
"This unique collaboration between Bank of America and the Denver Art Museum not only supports a first-of-its-kind look into one of our country's most celebrated arts families, but the addition of the Museums on Us program and three Andrew Wyeth pieces from our own art collection strengthens one of Denver's most beloved cultural institutions and helps make the arts more accessible in our community," said Jodi Rolland, Colorado State and Denver Market President for Bank of America.
The exhibition, on view through February 7, 2016, features more than 100 works executed in a variety of media: pen and ink, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, dry brush, tempera, oil and mixed media. Following the presentation in Denver, the exhibition will travel to Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain.