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Andrew Wyeth Quotes

One's art goes as far and as deep as one's love goes.”
-Andrew Wyeth

Let’s be sensible about this. I put a lot of things into my work which are very personal to me. So how can the public feel these things? I think most people get to my work through the back door. They’re attracted by the realism and they sense the emotion and the abstraction — and eventually, I hope, they get their own powerful emotion.”
-Andrew Wyeth

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show. ”
-Andrew Wyeth

Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art. It is important to forget about what you are doing - then a work of art may happen.”
-Andrew Wyeth

At 18 I began painting steadily fulltime and at age 20 had my first New York show at the Macbeth Gallery.”
-Andrew Wyeth

I can't work completely out of my imagination. I must put my foot in a bit of truth; and then I can fly free. ”
-Andrew Wyeth

I don't really have studios. I wander around around people's attics, out in fields, in cellars, anyplace I find that invites me.”
-Andrew Wyeth

I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious. ”
-Andrew Wyeth

I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature - the very thought of it drives me mad. ”
-Andrew Wyeth

I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it... I always want to see the third dimension of something... I want to come alive with the object. ”
-Andrew Wyeth

I surrendered to a world of my imagination, reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me. I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare. ”
-Andrew Wyeth

I'm a secretive bastard. I would never let anybody watch me painting... it would be like somebody watching you have sex - painting is that personal to me. ”
-Andrew Wyeth

If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window. ”
-Andrew Wyeth

It's a moment that I'm after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.”
-Andrew Wyeth

It's all in how you arrange the thing... the careful balance of the design is the motion. ”
-Andrew Wyeth

To be interested solely in technique would be a very superficial thing to me.”
-Andrew Wyeth

To have all your life's work and to have them along the wall, it's like walking in with no clothes on. It's terrible. ”
-Andrew Wyeth