Artist Jamie Wyeth and the Unflinching Eye

Jamie Wyeth comes from an artist dynasty. His father is Andrew Wyeth and grandfather N.C. Wyeth. Jamie Wyeth join us to talk about finding his own artistic vision.

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(photo credit Ed Cunicelli)

(photo credit Ed Cunicelli)

Jamie Wyeth comes from a family of artists. Besides his famous father, Andrew Wyeth, there is his grandfather, illustrator N.C. Wyeth. Jamie, like his family, has strong ties to the Brandywine River Valley and to rural Maine. And while he inherited his family’s gifts, he has carved out his own artistic vision. It hasn’t always been easy.

In this edition of The Connection, a conversation with Jamie Wyeth about his journey to find his place in the world, the ghosts that haunt him and why he thinks painting is an odd thing to do. Also joining us is filmmaker Glenn Holsten, whose new documentary is “Jamie Wyeth and the Unflinching Eye.” His previous film about Andrew Wyeth was featured on PBS’ American Masters.

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