Andrew Wyeth works to be featured on stamps in 2017
● By J. Chambless
The United States Postal Service has announced that it will issue a pane of stamps in 2017 inspired by the art of Andrew Wyeth to commemorate the centennial of the artist’s birth.
The official dedication ceremony for the stamps will take place at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on July 12, 2017 at 10 a.m., 100 years to the day that Andrew Wyeth was born. This event is free and open to the public.
The stamps feature details of 12 the following Andrew Wyeth paintings:
Alvaro and Christina, 1968
Big Room, 1988
The Carry, 2003
Christina’s World, 1948
North Light, 1984
Sailor’s Valentine, 1985
Spring Fed, 1967
My Studio, 1974
Wind from the Sea, 1947
Young Bull, 1960
The exhibition "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect," on view on view from June 24 through Sept. 17 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, is the first chronological retrospective of the artist’s career since the 1970s. The exhibition is co-organized by Seattle Art Museum and includes more than 100 of his finest paintings and works on papers selected from major museums and private collections.
Guided tours of Andrew Wyeth’s studio are available seasonally, from April through mid-November. Wyeth painted in the studio from 1940 until 2008. Visitors may also tour the Kuerner Farm, which inspired nearly 1,000 works of art by Andrew Wyeth, as well as the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio. All are National Historic Landmarks. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit brandywinemuseum.org.