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The Wyeths: Three Generations, Works from the Bank of America Collection

March 11- August 13, 2017

Mint Museum Randolph





Jamie Wyeth (1946- ). Entrance, Monhegan Harbor, 1973, watercolor and gouache on board. Bank of America Collection.

N.C. Wyeth (American, 1882-1945). The Phoenician Biremes, 1923, oil on canvas board.  Bank of America Collection.


Jamie Wyeth (American, b. 1946). Number 86, 1980, watercolor and

mixed media on paper. Bank of America Collection. 


For more than a century, members of the Wyeth family have created works of art that fascinate and captivate the imagination making the Wyeth tradition one of the most enduring and celebrated legacies in all of American art. This exhibition presents a selection of the work of five of the family's artists through more than fifty remarkable paintings and drawings. Patriarch N.C. Wyeth was one of the country's foremost illustrators at the turn of the twentieth century. Included in the exhibition are his classic illustrations for books by Robert Louis Stevenson and Washington Irving.  N.C.'s son Andrew is known for his haunting, highly detailed realist paintings.  Not as well known as her brother, Henriette Wyeth was an accomplished artist who painted striking landscapes, and still lifes.  Andrew Wyeth's son, Jamie, represents the third generation of the family. His paintings often feature the people, animals, and landscapes of Maine and Pennsylvania, and are imbued with a sense of magic and mystery. Works by Peter Hurd, a student of N.C. Wyeth and husband of Henriette Wyeth, are also included in the exhibition.


The Wyeth Family 

Biographies  from the Brandywine Museum 


N. C. (Newell Convers) Wyeth (American, 1882-1945)


Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917-2009) 


Jamie Wyeth ( American, b.1946)


Henriette Wyeth (American, 1907-1997)


Peter Hurd (American, 1904-1984) 


Selected Titles Available in the Mint Museum Library 

  •  Corn, Wanda M. The Art of  Andrew  Wyeth . Greenwich, CT: Published for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco by the New York Graphic Society, 1973.  This book is an exhibition catalogue and was the first book to explore the depth, richness and diversity of Andrew Wyeth's art.

  • Horgan, Paul. Peter Hurd: a portrait sketch from life. Austin: Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1965.  

  • Wyeth, Jamie, Elliot Bostwick Davis, and David Wallace Houston. Jamie Wyeth . Boston: MFA Publications, 2014. More than one hundred paintings, works on paper and multimedia assemblages lavishly reproduced in this book invites us to delve into the world of a prodigiously gifted, and individualist American artist.
  • Wyeth, N. C., Andrew Wyeth, and James Wyeth. An American Vision Three Generations of Wyeth Art. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1987.   A stunning examination of the remarkable Wyeth family artistry, presenting the work of N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and James Wyeth, which includes rare family photographs. 



Created by Lori Anderson, library intern