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Andrew Wyeth, America's Premier Realist Painter

Andrew Wyeth grew up in a house full of brilliantly-illustrated books of adventure, colonial artifacts, and period costumes in an atmosphere of fantasy and storytelling, and a terrifying father. His father, N. C. Wyeth, dominated American illustration for a generation, after his teacher, Howard Pyle, reinvented illustration. Both struggled to become “fine artists,” but only Andrew succeeded. Andrew’s son, Jamie, managed both worlds. In this illustrated slide course, we will discuss illustration versus “fine art,” artistic influence, and the role of ego in an increasingly critical world.

Instructor Bio:

Don Fry, an independent writing coach, taught medieval English at the University of Virginia and Stony Brook University and then shifted to teaching and reforming journalism. He has taught over 10,000 writers to write better, faster, and with less agony. Don has published over 20 books, most recently Writing Your Way: Creating a Writing Process That Works for You. He has taught 11 OLLI courses in art for the sheer fun of it.

Recommended Reading:

Duff, James, et al. An American Vision. Three Generations of Wyeth Art, 1987.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A207 Don Fry Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Tu 1:00-2:30 p.m. Unity of Charlottesville WL

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