Research on Andrew Wyeth Reveals Artist’s Challenging Relationship with Race

June 19th, 2017

Andrew Wyeth, via NYTThe New York Times reports on recent controversies in the study of the work of Andrew Wyeth, after researcher Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw published research documenting a series of the artist’s works changing the race of his subjects, or using their bodies as models while often denying them a fully formed sense of identity in his final paintings.  “I think we can find artists to be complicated and frustrating and disappointing in some ways and still love the work,” says Shaw.

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