Reconsidering Andrew Wyeth

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(Photo credit/Peter Ralson)

(Photo credit/Peter Ralson)

Guests: Glenn Holsten, Kathleen Foster, Mary Landa

The painting “Christina’s World” is instantly recognizable; the haunting image of a women lying in a field, crawling toward a distant farmhouse. American audiences have always loved the works of painter Andrew Wyeth, but it took critics more time to catch on. Today however, Wyeth is widely considered one of the great American painters even though he’s still not well understood. Philadelphia filmmaker GLENN HOLSTEN’s new film, “Wyeth,” probes the life and artistry of the painter who spent much of his life in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The documentary airs on PBS’ American Masters this Friday. Holsten, along with KATHLEEN FOSTER, curator of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and MARY LANDA, Andrew & Betsy Wyeth collection manager, join us to talk about Wyeth and his art.

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