Artist: Andrew Wyeth
Medium: Painting / Print / Watercolor
About Andrew Wyeth Winter Painting
This was the first tempera done after his father's death. One winter day, while walking, he saw a neighbor's boy dressed in an old World War II uniform running down Kuerner's hill. The power and bigness of the hill, and the running, almost tumbling figure of the boy, seemed to say something about the enduring Pennsylvania countryside he loved, about his father and his own loss: it is a picture filled with overtones. The picture began as a large view of the hill, on which the boy's figure was tiny in the distance, as Wyeth actually saw him. A dry-brush watercolor, Kuerner's Hill, which precedes, shows this stage of the idea.
Tempera 38 x 56 inches.