Famous American artist Andrew Wyeth loved depicting windows in his works of art. The National Gallery of Art in D.C. will display around 60 of the tempera paintings, watercolors and drawings that stand out from 300 works of art by Wyeth depicting windows in figureless compositions.
Coming solely to the National Gallery of Art, “Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In” will run from May 4 through November 30, 2014. The window exhibit will premier works from private collections that have never been on public view.
The inspiration behind the exhibit came from the gift of Wyeth’s first and important pieces of art depicting windows called Wind from the Sea. The 1947 piece was donated to the Gallery in 2009.
“In these sparse, elegant and abstract window paintings and works on paper, Wyeth tackled the complexities presented by the subject throughout his career,” said Earl Powell III, director of the National Gallery of Art. “We hope that this exploration both on the walls and in the catalogue will encourage a much closer look at Wyeth’s work and contribute to the reassessment of his achievement that is well underway.”
Wyeth lived from 1917 to 2009, with a career that spanned more than seven decades. His profuse body of work includes one of the most famous paintings in 20th-century American art: Christina’s World.