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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Wyeth enjoy in "Toll Rope"?

2. "Pennsylvania Landscape", painted in 1942, was Wyeth's attempt to show ______________________.

3. What did Wyeth think that light in a painting could do?

4. What did the author say about getting to know Andrew Wyeth?

5. Wyeth increasingly experimented with and re-conceptualized _________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What was significant about Wyeth's painting, "Christmas Morning"?

2. Why was "Spring Landscape at Kuerners" important in Wyeth's young life?

3. Why was "Pennsylvania Landscape" so exciting for Wyeth?

4. What does Thomas Hoving say is the common denominator for Wyeth the man and Wyeth the artist?

5. How did Wyeth unite the paintings "Before Picking" and "After Picking"?

6. How does Hoving describe Wyeth's work in terms of its romantic qualities?

7. What was atypical for Wyeth's source of inspiration for the 1953 painting, "Cooling Shed"?

8. How did Wyeth use light in his paintings?

9. What is the inherent danger when deep emotional and personal associations are used in artistic creations?

10. What period was Wyeth in when he painted "Lobster Traps" in 1939?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Andrew Wyeth was not always happy with the work he created. Name two examples of paintings that were not Wyeth's favorites and explain why he might have been disappointed with them.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the role of Wyeth's family in his life. What does his father's regard for his work mean for Wyeth? How were Wyeth's siblings also involved in the art world? How does the family evolve in its support of each other?

Essay Topic 3

Andrew Wyeth was no stranger to hurt and pain. From what you know of Wyeth's life through this book, what were his biggest sorrows and worst betrayals? How did he manage through them? How did his coping skills evidence themselves in many aspects of his life? Explain.

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