My local library had Andrew Wyeth: Close Friends, the book I wrote about in this post where I wondered why Wikipedia doesn’t mention his African American friends, models, book, touring show, collection. It’s as if they are whitewashing his legacy. Do you think it is inadvertent?
One thing I’ve learned about Andrew Wyeth: he painted. That’s what he did. He painted from a very young age, even before he was a teenager. He didn’t go to school (he was home-schooled), he didn’t have a job, he didn’t prepare meals, he didn’t wash clothes or repair fences or scrub floors. He painted almost every day. It was his life. His father, N.C. Wyeth, was instrumental in that.