In the early 1940s, Andrew Wyeth was viewed as a radical, surrealist painter. When abstract expressionism took hold, Wyeth was attacked by critics for not changing his style. Although the critics were unkind, the public was not and Wyeth is still one of the most beloved American artists.
Andrew Wyeth on the Kuerner Farm in Chadds Ford, Pa., in 1991. David Alan Harvey/Magnum Photos Pa kept me almost in a jail, just kept me to himself in my own world, and he wouldn’t let anyone in on it. I was almost made to stay in Sherwood Forest with Maid Marion and the [...]