Rockwell and Wyeth

Rockwell & Wyeth: the Great American Storytellers, Wednesday, October 4 at 2 pm

Presented by Fred Dixon, this art lecture will examine what makes Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyeth two artists beloved by the public, but often attacked by the critics. Hear how Rockwell painted, with a sense of whimsy, the qualities one would like to see society return to. Wyeth was accused of being a hopelessly sentimental painter of rural scenes, but Fred Dixon will argue that the critics never completely understood his work. Often he takes you beneath the surface of realism and doesn’t spell it out for us.

Fred and his wife Martha were long term docents at the Barnes Foundation. They have collected art for 35 years and have traveled to many of the most important museums in the U.S. and Europe and cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. Fred’s book “700 years of Art History : Pre-Renaissance to Modernism” will be available at  this event at a discounted price of $35.

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