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Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography Chapter Summary & Analysis - Paintings 21-70 Summary

Thomas Hoving
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Paintings 21-70 Summary and Analysis

Wyeth spends almost a year working on Snow Flurries, 1953. The shadows of clouds over one of his favorite hills are particularly hard to capture. His challenge is not overdoing simplicity or being too dramatic. Flock of Crows, 1953, is a painting of left-over birds that does not make it into Snow Flurries, despite inspiring the original painting. In Teel's Island, 1954, Wyeth notes that a man named Henry Teel has a punt that he hauls up on a bank. Teel dies soon thereafter. The boat represents the ephemeral nature of life to Wyeth. In Edge of the Field, 1955, Wyeth paints a bleak scene. His father tells him that he is worried about Wyeth's future because of the bleak quality of his paintings, but an art critic tells his father that the somber quality of Wyeth's paintings is a strength. Onions, 1955 is a painting of Bermuda...

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