The work of Andrew Wyeth has had the most impact on me. The manner by which he approached realism was awe-inspiring. His draftsmanship was obviously masterful, however, the personal narratives he put forth peaked my interest early on. He reached beyond the sentimental and evoked meaning in ordinary subjects. In essence, Wyeth painted the people, places, and objects that he deeply loved and was unapologetic about doing so. His concepts may seem insular to his critics, however, it’s inspiring to witness an artist operate outside the social pressure to assimilate.
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