Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


Andrew Wyeth : a spoken self-portrait / selected and arranged from recorded conversations with the artist, 1964-2007, Richard Meryman.


  • ISBN: 9781938922183 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1938922182 (alk. paper)
  • Description: 125 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 26 cm
  • Edition: 1st edition.
  • Publisher: Washington : National Gallery of Art, [2013]

Available copies

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New 759.92/Wyeth (Text to phone) Checked out 08/06/2014
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 759.13 WYETH 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 759.13/WYETH (Text to phone) Checked out 08/07/2014

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Catalog of an exhibition "Andrew Wyeth: looking out, looking in" held at the National Gallery of Art, May 4-November 30, 2014.
Contents Note: Voices -- A strange realism -- First live, then paint -- Sunlight on a white wall -- The color of Maine -- Masks of eternity -- In the studio.
Summary: Richard Meryman began an enduring friendship with Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) while on the job as a Life magazine editor in 1964. For Meryman, this unique friendship yielded more than four decades of recorded conversations with Wyeth, his family, friends and neighbors in Wyeth's homes in Pennsylvania and Maine. Meryman notes that, whether during formal interviews, shared meals, car rides or long walks, "Wyeth applied to himself the same sensitive understandings that fueled his art. A lifelong realist who swam against the art world tide of modernism, he showed himself to be fundamentally a painter of emotion--of people and objects that somehow embodied his memories and imagination, triggering feelings inexpressible in words, but recognized by viewers." In five skillfully crafted monologues composed by Meryman around key themes in Wyeth's work, we hear the voices of not only the artist but also his subjects, neighbors, relatives and critics. The book includes reproductions of the works of art discussed by Wyeth in his own words.
Meryman, Richard, 1926- editor of compilation. (Added Author). Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009 interviewee. Interviews. Selections. (Added Author). National Gallery of Art (U.S.) (Added Author).