Andrew Wyeth fans will get a unique and intimate look into the artist’s world through a exhibition of photographs taken by his only granddaughter that will be shown only at the Greenville County Museum of Art beginning on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
“Victoria Wyeth: My Andy,” a collection of more than 30 black and white photographs taken between 1993 and 2013, will open on July 12 and run through Oct. 22.
The exhibition will complement the museum’s current exhibition “Wyeth Dynasty,” which encompasses Wyeth’s career with decade-by-decade examples of his work. The exhibit also includes works by Wyeth’s father, noted illustrator N.C.; his son, Jamie; and his sisters, Carolyn and Henriette. “Wyeth Dynasty” includes more than 70 works. “Wyeth Dynasty” closes Sept. 10.
“Victoria Wyeth’s unique perspective as his only grandchild and her exclusive access to him offers viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the artist’s life,” said Paula Angermeier, the museum’s communications director. “From his relationships with family and friends, who became his models, to the interiors and landscapes that his paintings made iconic, Victoria’s photographs capture details that both fill in gaps and raise more questions.”
Her photographs include images of the renowned artist at home, of his wife, Betsy; and of the people and landscapes that inspired him in both Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and coastal Maine.