The Wyeth Family

The Wyeth Family

March 24 - May 6, 2017

Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings, watercolors and paintings by America’s First Family of Art, the Wyeths. We will celebrate the great achievements of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, who have collectively captured the spirit of 20th century America, depicting its people and landscapes. This exhibition coincides with the Mint Museum’s The Wyeths: Three Generations, Works from the Bank of America Collection , affording the Charlotte area an opportunity to see two major exhibitions at the same time. Jerald Melberg Gallery willbeexhibitingpaintings,drawingsandwatercolors by N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), his son Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and his grandson Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946). All works are available for acquisition.

T h e W y e t h F a m i l y

March 24 - May 6, 2017

625 South Sharon Amity Road Charlotte, NC 28211 704.365.3000

N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945)

Newell Convers Wyeth (N.C.), often called the patriarch of America’s First Family of Art, established a career of depicting American landscape that has reverberated for generations. Nature was his deepest fascination, and he developed a masterful capacity to portray the subtleties of light and shadow, which became the subject of many of his still lifes, portraits, and landscapes. He began his art career illustrating covers for major magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post. Scribner’s commissioned him on several occasions to provide illustrations for such literary classics as Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and The Boy’s King Arthur by Sidney Lanier. He began exhibiting work in galleries in 1939. Jerald Melberg Gallery will showcase five oil paintings by N.C. Wyeth. Public collections of N.C.’s work are on display at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, and in Maine at the Portland Museum of Art and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. The Brandywine River Museum offers tours of the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, which were designated as National Historic Landmarks in 1997.

N.C. Wyeth by William Shewell Ellis, c. 1911

N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) PYLE’S BARN c. 1917-18 Oil on Canvas 15 7/8 x 19 5/8 inches

N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) HAZY AFTERNOON c. 1908/1911 Oil on Canvas 25 1/8 x 30 1/8 inches

N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) EARLY SNOW c. 1915/1918 Oil on Canvas 16 1/8 x 20 inches

N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) STIMSON IN THE GARDEN c. 1912/1913

Oil on Canvas 16 x 20 inches

N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) BOULDERS c. 1911-1912

Oil on Canvas 25 x 30 inches

Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009)

Often acclaimed as America’s Painter, Andrew Wyeth is one of the most well-known and influential painters in the history of American art. He is revered for his watercolor and tempera paintings of the people and places in and around his homes in Chadds Ford and Cushing, Maine. Jerald Melberg Gallery will exhibit a total of thirteen watercolors and drawings on paper, which will include landscapes and images of Helga, his Chadds Ford neighbor who modeled secretly for him for fifteen years. Andrew Wyeth has been honored innumerable times during his career, most notably in 1963, when President John F. Kennedy named Wyeth the first artist to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian award. In 1988 he was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal and in 2007 he received the Presidential Medal of Arts from George W. Bush. Additionally, he was the first living American artist to have a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1976-1977) and also at the Royal Academy of Arts in London (1980). Other major retrospectives of Wyeth’s work were held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2006), the Whitney Museum of Art (1998), the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia (1998-1999) and twice at the National Gallery of Art (1987, 2014). AndrewWyeth became the youngest elected member of both the American Watercolor Society and the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1940 and 1950, respectively. He was elected membership to the Institut de France Académie des Beaux Arts, Paris (1977) and the Soviet Academy of the Arts, Leningrad (1978), and also was inducted as an Honorary Member into the Royal Society of Painters and Watercolorists, London (1986). This year, the United States Postal Service will issue a pane of stamps depicting twelve different Andrew Wyeth paintings, with the official dedication ceremony taking place at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on July 12, 2017, the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Andrew Wyeth in the studio © Peter Ralston


Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) WHALEBONE 1973 Watercolor on Paper 21 x 29 inches


Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) FROZEN RACE 1969

Watercolor on Paper 20 1/4 x 29 1/4 inches

Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) EARLY SETTLER’S HOME 1952 Watercolor on Paper 21 x 29 inches



Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) HARBOR HOUSE 1985 Watercolor and Pencil on Paper 21 1/2 x 29 3/4 inches


Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) FARM HORSE 1954 Watercolor on Paper 21 x 28 1/2 inches

Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) DOLLY Watercolor on Paper 14 x 10 inches


Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) DOCK PILINGS 1962 Watercolor on Paper 13 3/4 x 19 inches



Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) ASLEEP STUDY 1976 Pencil on Paper 16 x 19 3/4 inches

Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) ASLEEP STUDY 1985 Pencil on Paper 19 7/8 x 25 5/8 inches


Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) PAGE BOY STUDY 1980 Pencil on Paper 13 3/4 x 11 inches


Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) SKETCHPAD (HELGA) 1973 Pencil on Paper 14 x 17 inches



Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) ASLEEP STUDY 1976 Pencil on Paper 18 x 23 5/8 inches

Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) HOUSEBOUND STUDY 1986 Pencil on Paper 13 x 10 3/8 inches


Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946)

Acclaimed realist painter James Browning Wyeth (Jamie) is the third generation of highly praised American artists. Committing himself to an artistic career by the age of 12, Jamie chose to be tutored at home in traditional lessons and spent the afternoons under the tutelage of his Aunt Carolyn, also an artist. Like his father and grandfather before him, his work mirrors his surroundings, with early paintings depicting his hometown Chadds Ford and later work portraying urban life in New York City and Washington, D.C. Wyeth’s work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Brandywine River Museum and the Farnsworth Art Museum. A traveling career retrospective took place from 2014-2015 with four showings at national museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Crystal Bridges Museum of AmericanArt in Bentonville, Arkansas. From March-June 2016, Jamie and Andrew were the subjects of a two-person exhibition at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain. Wyeth is a member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Academy of Design and holds honorary degrees from seven colleges and universities.

Jamie Wyeth at Eight Bells , N.C. Wyeth’s home in Port Clyde, Maine © Peter Ralston

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) AND THE COW JUMPED 2007


Oil on Canvas 40 x 50 inches

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) GULLS OF MONHEGAN #1 1992 Combined Mediums on Paper 22 x 24 1/4 inches



Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) GULLS OF THE INFERNO 2007 Watercolor and Gouache on Toned Handmade Rag Paper 22 x 30 3/8 inches


Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) A COUPLE OF CHAIRS SITTING AROUND THE COAST OF MAINE 1982 Acrylic and Watercolor on White Strathmore Paper 23 x 29 inches


Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) JUMP 1979 Watercolor on Paper 22 x 30 inches


Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) APPLE BAGS (WALNUT BAGS) 1962 Watercolor and Gouache on Paper 18 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches

Published on the occasion of the exhibition

The Wyeth Family

March 25 - May 6, 2017

Jerald Melberg Gallery Inc. 625 South Sharon Amity Road Charlotte, NC 28211 704.365.3000

Publication Copyright © 2017 Jerald Melberg Gallery Inc. All Rights Reserved Plate Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13 Andrew Wyeth images © 2017 Andrew Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Plate Numbers 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Andrew Wyeth images © 2017 Andrew Wyeth / PacificSunTradingCompany

Plate Numbers 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 Jamie Wyeth images © 2017 Jamie Wyeth

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