Wyeth Stamp Issue Date Announced

Andrew Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth

The 12 new United States Andrew Wyeth commemorative forever stamps will be issued July 12 nationwide. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

The details on the issue date were first published by Art Fix Daily and confirmed by U.S. Postal Service spokesman Roy Betts.

The paintings depicted are Alvaro and Christina, 1968; Big Room, 1988; The Carry, 2003; Christina’s World, 1948; Frostbitten, 1962; North Light, 1984; Sailor’s Valentine, 1985; Soaring, 1942–50; Spring Fed, 1967; My Studio, 1974; Wind from the Sea, 1947; and Young Bull, 1960.

Here are the details on the Wyeth stamps from the USPS November 23 press release:

Andrew Wyeth
Mastering a realistic style that defied artistic trends, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) created haunting and enigmatic paintings based largely on people and places in his life — a body of work that continues to resist easy or comfortable interpretation.

Finding endless inspiration both in his hometown of Chadds Ford, PA, and in rural Maine, he scrutinized the lives, houses and personal belongings of people around him, sometimes painting their portraits but just as often using objects and places to represent them. 2017 is the centennial of Wyeth’s birth. With subtle symbolism and eerie implications, his work invites us to reinterpret his personal vision. Derry Noyes art directed and designed this pane of 12 stamps.

4 thoughts on “Wyeth Stamp Issue Date Announced”

  1. it is about time his stamp was released. So many of our new stamps are dreadful these are real beauties. A long time fan of Andy’s and my most cherished possession is a Christmas card I received from him some years ago which was hand written and personalized. I also have the boxed set of his books which were signed and numbered and limited to twohundred copies.

    1. I suppose you will be attending the chadds ford 100th celebration. I hope to attend myself. we are long time fans of wyeth art. It is truly an american achievement.

  2. Some of our favorites, Wind from the Sea, was Robert Frost favorite painting, the tattered lace and open window has left us for air conditioning and security. The milk buckets are gone and the Brown Swiss cow that I use to substitute for a horse. I don’t know if future generations will connect with that kind of subject matter, but my generation surely was blessed by his art.

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