Andrew Wyeth's childhood subject of Farnsworth talk

Sep 12, 2019
Courtesy of: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Wyeth © 2019 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS). "The Patriot," a 1964 tempera on panel by Andrew Wyeth.

ROCKLAND — On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present a talk by artist, curator and educator Leith MacDonald entitled "Andrew Wyeth: Childhood." The talk will take place in the Farnsworth auditorium, 16 Museum St., at 2 p.m.

How can a creative upbringing affect an artist’s output? The Andrew Wyeth’s WWI exhibition explains how a childhood fascination with World War I, complete with music and costume play, developed into masterpieces in paint, paper, and panel. Using the exhibition as a point of departure, Leith MacDonald will explore other connections between Andrew Wyeth’s childhood and his mature work.

MacDonald is an artist, curator and educator based in Midcoast Maine. This program is included in museum admission. For more information or to register, please visit

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