artists & participants
In conjunction with the Denver Art Museum, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting the first retrospective in Europe on Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, leading figures of 20th-century American realism.
Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the work of these two father and son artists, their lives and creative abilities through more than 60 works loaned from public institutions and private collections, some of them never previously exhibited in public.
Curated by Timothy Standring, curator of painting and sculpture at the Gates Foundation of the Denver Art Museum, the exhibition also reveal how the respective work of these two artists has on occasions assumed parallel directions, with each enriching the other or generating mutual challenges. The large number of loans generously offered from the private collection of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth and that of Jamie Wyeth has allowed the curator to devise a comprehensive exhibition that includes major works by Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Jamie Wyeth (born 1946), from all the periods within their careers. The exhibition has come from Denver, where it has been displayed between 8 November 2015 and 7 February 2016.