Victoria Browning Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth’s granddaughter, opens a special exhibition of Mario Robinson‘s work with a presentation that offers rare glimpses into the life of one of America’s most enigmatic artists and his influence on Robinson’s watercolor paintings.
Watercolor Portraits on Exhibit
“The work of Andrew Wyeth has had the most impact on me,” says Robinson. “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.”
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The exhibition will be held at The Florence Academy of Art in Jersey City, New Jersey, April 12 – May 10, 2019. The presentation by Victoria Browning Wyeth takes place on April 12th (5 -8 PM).
Watch Mario Robinson demonstrate his process in this Liliedahl art workshop video “Portrait Painting Techniques That Tell a Story.”