The Wyeths and American Artists in Maine: Selections from the Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum
January 20 – April 23, 2017 - Multiple Galleries
Stormy Sea No. 2
Camden Mountains from the South Entrance to the Harbor
Fitz Henry Lane
Maine Headland, Black Head, Monhegan Island
On the Road to Addison, Maine No. 2
As a source of inspiration, Maine has played an important role in American art and culture since the 19th century. It was particularly attractive to early American painters who interpreted the State’s vast wildernesses and rockbound coast as emblematic of the nation’s rugged independence and unique spiritual relationship with nature. The reverence for nature eloquently written about in Henry David Thoreau’s The Maine Woods found visual expression in the paintings of generations of artists who have worked in the State.
The Farnsworth Art Museum holds one of the foremost collections of painting by artists in Maine, including work by George Bellows, Robert Henri, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Fitz Henry Lane, Rockwell Kent and John Marin. The Museum also has an outstanding collection of paintings by three generations of the Wyeth family. This original exhibition organized for the Orlando Museum of Art in conjunction with the Farnsworth Art Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth.
Additional Support for this Exhibition is Generously Provided by:
- Billy Dingman and Debbie Wert
- James and Judy Russell
- Nick and Patty Pope
- O'Ann and Pat Christiansen
- Steve and Marybeth Pullum
- The Honorable Winifred J. Sharp and Mr. Joel H. Sharp, Jr.